Morgan Freeman: Obama's not our first black president
July 6th, 2012
04:16 PM ET

Morgan Freeman: Obama's not our first black president

President Barack Obama is considered by some to be the nation's first black president - but Morgan Freeman isn't one such individual.

The actor told NPR's "Tell Me More" host Michel Martin in an interview posted Thursday that "the first thing" that he thinks of when he thinks of Obama is "all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him," Morgan said.

"They just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white - very white American, Kansas, middle America," the Oscar winner continued. "There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president - he's America's first mixed-race president."

Race aside, however, Freeman also mentioned that he believes the president has been treated unfairly by members of the opposing party.

"He is being purposely, purposely thwarted by the Republican Party, who started out at the beginning of his tenure by saying, 'We are going to do whatever is necessary to make sure that he only has one term,'" Freeman said. "That means they will not cooperate with him on anything. So to say he's ineffective is a misappropriation of the facts."


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    I think Mr. Freeman makes a good point and it highlights why the term "Black" is so inappropriate in our country and culture because if the term "Black" means, as Mr. Freeman implies, a person of complete and 100% African decent; then, other than persons recently immigrated to the United States from Africa, there are virtually no "Black" people in this country.

    I have lived in countries where there are people of complete African decent and almost none of the Americans of African decent look like them. In that country virtually none of the people referred to as "Black" here would be called that there because, quite frankly, it is a misnomer; they aren't "Black" either in color or by the definition that Mr. Freeman implies of being of complete African decent.

    Black is not a race, it is a color as White is not a race. I believe the use of such terms only serves to keep us divided as a people and society. Their use is completely divisive due to their binary nature, and it is simply not true! I believe the popularized use of these terms are fostered by those who seek to perpetuate this false division.

    September 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alana

      We're not talking about 100% black. Face it,if you're at least 80% of something,you're just that. Blacks have nothing to do with the people who raped their ancestors. However,Obama was raised by a white,his mom. One black person and a white person,can not make a black child.

      October 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dcr210

    thats ridiculous...my mom's skin color is white too but if i go to jail there's two options i have to choose on the form- white or black so if i go to jail im black and if obama goes to jail he's black too- considering how many black people are in jail its obviously all that matters- grow up morgan freeman you're black if you go to jail too

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    skin color aside,the president is nothing but a puppet for the shadow corporate government .
    he just does and says what these people want which i would say are mostly white.
    but the sheeple all they can do is argue over skin color.they have no clue and are mostly ignorant to the facts.
    as far as the stupid race argument,mix a Doberman and a German Shepard together what do you get a mutt....
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    February 7, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kae

    Its funny, black people (and i mean full) constantly tell mixed race people that they're black in the eyes of the world and say since that is the case they should identify themselves as black and stop using the term mixed race, yet when a "black" man becomes president they say he is not black he is mixed race , talking from a personal experiences here (i am mixed race myself) i can honestly say for those who don't know... black people pick and choose when mixed race people can class themselves as black or mixed race, i dont think america will ever let a full blown black man become president and judging by the way they act and conduct themselves...we can all see why! I Love the MIXED RACE president and hope he continues on for many many years!

    December 1, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sharif Austin

    Mr. Freeman I myself believe that Barack Obama is not the first Black african american president of the united states

    November 26, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dixie Hacker Hurley

    Morgan Freeman is correct Mr. Obama is a mixed race person an therefore the first mixed race person to Hold the Office of U.S. President, however what is most important in my own mind at least is not what race anyone is or is not, but what is most important to me is what kind of job is the person whom ever they are doing? Do they truely have our nation an our nations people an their best interest in mind an at the center of their heart. Do they believe they are really there to serve us an our nation as a people? Or do they really believe they are there to be royalty, an to have all of serve them, an to have absoulte power over us. If say for instance, you have a mind that is perfactly healthy an well an vibrant, but you have a body that is completely crippled an broken, do you think the Government should really have the right to say Wheather you should live or die? Do they really have the right to play God an make these kinds of moral decisions about what is ethical an what is not? These are important questions that each of us needs to ask ourselves in a serious manner, putting yourself in the position of the person they are going to decide about. Because though it may not matter to you if I die, or my son does or my mother does, the next accident could be your mother or you, or your child. Maybe you have a stroke an are paralyzed , but your mind is still good, do you want them to be able to say that just because your body is no longer perfact you die? Do you really want any political party , President , or government of any kind to make those decisions? Because if you do, I can tell you human beings are automatically on the loosening side an sentenced to death if any government official any where of any persuasion gets the right to make those decisions an takes them away from the human people. The government may be run by people, but not real ones who have to work for a living an live like we the people do. An When government has the right to decide what is moral medically they are also jumping into spirituality an religion, an telling us what we have to except an do there too, because many base their decisions an beliefs about moral an medical decisions on an around what they believe spiritually . Do you really want a government to tell you what you must believe an not believe spiritually? This is something everyone really needs to think about hard an long. I'm not Preaching here, but only asking do you really want your rights to decide if you believe in God Or maybe if you do not taken away from you? Do you think it's right to have a Government that can tell you you must be Muslim , Christian, or what ever the faith they , they choose for you. Or would you rather see us keep the rights to decide each person for themselves what we choose to believe in or who , or not believe in? You possibly think these decisions will never come into question, that no government ould ever want that kind of controll over their people? really ? all I can say in answer to that is , China, Russia, Germany and Hittler , an look closely at just about every third world world war torn country in the world. An look at how many wars have been fought throughout history in the name or because of religion an also because of the lack of it as well. You think freedom is not important an freedom of religion is not important either? How close have you really looked at these things I just mentioned? When we loose freedoms of any kind we cease to be human, became machines, an finally die off as a society , an a country, an cease to exhist at all. This is why I will fight to the death to protect your freedoms and mine to decide all these an many more issues for ourselves, even if I think your view is dead wrong, or think its right and agree with you. Because I will never allow myself or if I can help it my country to became nothing more than a non feeling non careing machine with no morals or values in any direction.
    Be careful , think about what you really want to be an what you really want your country to be. Those are my feelings.
    Thanks for putting up with me. Dixie Hacker Hurley.

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    O'bama is a Halfrican

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    obamas a communist, a muslim and not an american. He is the worst thing that has happened to america. Morgan freeman should be ashamed to help him out just because he is black.

    October 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. redrover2012

    President Obama is not black, he is light brown, not mixed race, but composite Man. The only true reason he represented change during his run for the Presidency, was due to the color of his skin, not any past accomplishments, but because he convinced the majority of those who voted for him, that his skin color would change the Country for the better, when in fact he has truly been below par for making positive changes for this Country, more willing to place blame on the last sitting President opposed to taking accountability for his lack of effectiveness. I believe President Abraham Lincoln would be disappointed in President Barack Hussein Obama's immorality and lack of respect for God's Laws and warnings!

    October 9, 2012 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
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      Did you really bring up Abraham Lincoln? As usual white people want to shape history to suit what ever stupidity they want to let fall out of their mouthes!!! FACT: Abraham Lincoln didn't give a damn about the slaves he didn't free them to "do the right thing" or because of any moral concerns he had! He did it to break up the political power base held by the northern states to introduce the industrial revolution more quickly PERIOD! FACT: PRESIDENT Obama did indeed INHERIT the worst economic sitution since the great depression and said it would take a long time to recover ! FACT: The Republican Party has shown it's disdane for the American People repeatedly over the last four year by REFUSING to cooperate with the President on any issue! By disrespecting him even in his own congress when has any President been called a Liar by one of his own?? FACT: The country is slowly but surely recovering! Jobs are more stable we are nolonger BLEEDING jobs like we were 4 years ago and people are spending more which is reviving the economy!! These statements are FACTS not the FICTION you wish to spout!!!

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  24. Cheryle

    Being Black..means of mixed race African Americans, mixed with any number of races, I thought this was the dumbest thing Mr. Freeman has ever said, I've included a list of famous mixed people, should all their accomplishments be denied because they have a little more black?..if anything is truely the 'FIRST' Black President if I use his way of definition.

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    August 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly Davis

      What about our first president of continental congress of America John Hanson a black president that was president during 1781-1782

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      August 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
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    Morgan Freeman was America's first black President.

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  29. NativeUSA

    Obama is not our first black president he is only half black, but he is our first Chicago gutter poltiican and the most marxist US president in history.

    August 4, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  30. Dana Blankenhorn

    Nearly all African-Americans are of mixed race. It's not so much how black the President is genetically, but that he self-identifies that way. He could have been Barry Dunham, corporate lawyer. He chose to be Barack Obama, politician. Morgan Freeman, actor, should simply honor and celebrate that choice. But he's not a politician so he said something that sounded impolitic in his effort to offer precision.

    But if you want to argue about how much black heritage you need to be black, consider Warren G. Harding.

    August 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Some Chick

      Maybe Morgan meant he's black but he's not BLACK. I agree. I'm not sure what Obama is exactly and don't have a problem with that, but he's not even a typical American, let alone a typical black American.

      August 4, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  31. Michael

    I feel that Obama was and is trying to clean up Republican poop, that was handed to him from the Bush Administation. And I myself am getting sick and tired of the way our Government is running this country. This country is not run on Politics and what the people want, it's based on GREED and who can come out on top with the most money from the TRUE American people. The really hard working class, not the politicians. They find ways of embessling our tax dollars for thier ( THE POLITICIAN BENIFITS). They play with our money like it's thiers and we always seem to get it stuck in our asses. Why can't the rich pay there share, we struggle day to day they struggle because they loose a thousand dollars I wished I could just once feel like a thousand dollars was nothing to me. I worked all my life busting my ass hoping that American so called Dream of our would come my way, but every time I think I'm getting ahead our Great Government of ours Manages to kick me and my fellow Americans down. I believe Obama wants to help but he is getting resistance.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Too

      You are so oblivious. All politicians are the same, whether they are Dems or from GOP. Think about it, they are purchased by the same people and corporations.

      August 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ASG

    while he may be technically right, his comments ignore the practical reality of racial issues in this country. never mind the 1 drop rule of past times. i'm simply referring to the fact that most people see a brown skinned, tight curly haired person and assume black. never mind that that person could be african from the continent, or carribean from one of many countries, or from a central or south american country, or even from europe, or mixed race, or any number of other combinations. our country hasnt made much room for the mixed race category until recently, preferring instead to keep things firmly rooted in the dichotomy of black and white. so his comments are really pointless so long as folks dont have the knowledge and understanding to define people by what that person says they are rather than 1 of 2 categories.

    August 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Rudy

    Stick to acting lest you would find mediocracy.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  35. katsucats

    So if we're going to define black or white exclusively, as Morgan Freeman does, should we not also go into the subtleties and nuances, like red-boned, yellow-boned, black, or blue? Do Black Indians or Creoles count? And which is more white: Anglo-saxons, Francs, Slavs, or Germans? At what point does black no longer pass as black, and white no longer pass as white?

    This whole racial technicality thing is ridiculous and Morgan Freeman should have thought more about his logic before making a statement. Obama is both black and white. Mixed-race means he is both black and white. Black and white are colors, first and foremost, and very wide generalizations of race; they can't be specifically defined to anything. 90% of us are probably mixed in some way if we go back far enough.

    August 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  36. DrJStrangepork

    I understand the point Mr. Freeman is making, but it is moot. All human ancestry comes from the great rift valley in Africa. this has been scientifically proven. White, Black, whatever.. doesn't apply. It is all arbitrary. Repub's did make that comment though and have very vocally worked to stall progress under Mr. Obama's direction. Could we be better off if all parties cooperated is anybody's guess.

    August 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  37. ExPAVIC

    President Obama may be black, but we can paint him white. Mitt Romney is false, ignorant, stupid, arrogant and over bearing, and there is no paint that will cover those.

    August 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
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      August 2, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Patriot

      What a stupid, uninformed comment, ExPavic. Romney is brilliant, decent and compassionate. Calling Romney stupid is like calling you intelligent. Facts get in the way of both. Crawl back under the rock you came from.

      August 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
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    Somebody has early onset Alzheimers disease :(

    July 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
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    OK Freeman! You tried to make your point. Now crawl back into your box

    July 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Robert

    I suppose DNA tests will be in order for future presidents to determine their degree of blackness or whiteness, etc, for political and political correctness purposes. Will there be a certain color shade or required percentage of "black" blood or DNA that qualifies one as "black" or "white" or "Latino" or "Hispanic" or whatever new label is concocted for ethno-centrist special interest groups and the media??

    July 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stuart Friedman

      President Obama is black under Jim Crow laws; he is therefore black for purposes election particularly when you factor in self-identification. Under Southern Jim Crow laws, you were black if you were 1/8 or 1/16th black. He was black enough to be denied service in every restuarant in the segregated South, he is black. Michelle Obama is black and he is raising his children black.

      I'm voting for him and I trust him a ton more than a I trust Governor Romney. That isn't issue and I do believe that the Republican control Legislature has been obstreperous.

      July 31, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  41. beechwood1

    Morgan Freeman sez he's to white to be black and Republicans say he's to black to be Prez.

    I'm curious to know what Mr Freeman objects to. Too educated to be considered black ? is it the suits ? because he's not from the black panther party? In fact, he does have to be from america, he can't actually be african, legally. He grew up black predominately,(im ok with it, *Morgans the one complaining) attended a black church, and his family is black*.
    The Prez must represent the people, as most as possible, A black man with a black agenda ain't in the cards, he could not get elected. i support prez Obama for a second term, he is trying to better the nation, its very difficult.

    July 30, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  42. Dynamic

    And he's not even the first mixed-race President of The United States of America, as there have been many Presidents with multiple racial backgrounds already. Just as with the "Harry Potter" book series, people continue to believe they have not had multiple races contributing to their bloodlines. There have been very, very few Presidents of pure racial heritage. Racism continues as a matter of ignorance and the bizarre desire to separate instead of unite.

    July 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
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    You're an idiot. No, you're an iidiot. Well, you're a white idiot. Oh, yeh, well you are a black, or maybe bi-racial idiot. And you're a Democratic-Republlican red and bllue, black and white idiot. So there.
    The "name" 'Adam' is from the Hebrew word "adama", earth, which we are all made from, referring to "man" or "the first man". The "name"" 'Eve' is from the Hebrew word "havva", "life, living", referring the woman as the "life-bearer".

    July 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
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    To all those who discount Obama service to our country an ineffective. Donna and the rest of you.

    I have a question to you'll... What is your eduction and do you have a degree in accounting, economics or business...?
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    July 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
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  45. abc123

    Intersting that the opinion of someone whose education ended with high school, and whose experience was not in politics, is taken so seriously. Just b/c he has a voice due to his celebrity, is this the voice we should care about (whether one thinks the message is good, bad or indifferent)?

    July 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • knowledge vs. wisdom

      What do Lincoln, Cleveland, Fillmore, Jackson, Johnson, and Van Buren have in common with Freeman? None of these gentlemen attended college. Washington only went so far as to get a surveyor's certificate. Education provides knowledge not wisdom.

      As for the race issue, America seems to be hung up on nonissues many other nations have already forgotten. Never judge a book by its cover or a man by his appearance. I don't care if a candidate is white, red, black, blue, or polka dotted. I will support the person that I believe has the best chances in protecting and improving the lives and conditions of the American people.

      August 2, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  46. Ron

    Wasn't Morgan Freeman actually the first black president on "Deep Impact"? Whatever, all of this is a joke. Everyone knows that any president along with their Washington cronies, republican or democrat, could give a hoot about the struggles we face. Anyone remember Obama shelling out all that money to the banks and now the banks have made it almost impossible to borrow? It has gotten harder for us while easier for them. That shows where the politician's real loyalty lies. At least we got a measly $600 or $1200 in Bush's so-called stimulus plan. It is more than the present lie has given.

    July 27, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • no such thing as race

      morgan freeman there is no such thing as race , were all humans. race is different subspecies. Take an Anthropology 101 class.

      July 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • mendrys

      You mean TARP that was signed into law by President Bush? Ever heard of it?

      July 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny DingleHurt

      Impossible to borrow? Oh, you mean subprime lending. I suppose you recently tried to buy a house with no money down, eh? That's what helped get us here in the first place.

      You need to do a little reading on the federal reserve, interest rates, and the bearing this has on lending.

      July 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • HomieDaClown

      No I do not. I do however, remember Bush, giving all that money to the banks.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  47. easy

    I agree, but his election,job performance and policies, has guranteed that there will NEVER be a black president.

    July 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Contentious Otter

      You know that's funny, because after George W. Bush I was thinking there's no way we'd ever have another white president.

      July 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dakkhon

      .....so you are saying that based on one minority president who inherited a crap from the previous presidentand his dumb father, no minority can ever be president again? As if he represents all present and future potential presidents? Your aragance is only surpassed by your stupidity represented in your statement. You are a typical biased republican. It's sad that you have the right to vote with that kind of thinking but thats what our great countries law provide. Good thing there are more rational thinking poeple then you who do vote.

      July 27, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  48. jyves95

    It's official. He's now an idiot. Africans arrived in the US as slaves. Women were raped by their white masters. Children were still viewed as slaves. Slaves were marring each other, and voila.. Can he prove that he's 100% pure African? No. He's black just because of the skin color. He's not black because his generation has been in the US for so long that hwe might have a white great-grand father. It's impossible to claim that he's black. One only one can can claim this would be those new immigrants from African, 1st born or maybe 2nd born.

    July 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Michael

    I'll tell you point blank I never liked Obama and race had nothing to do with it, first off he's part of the corrupt Chicago machine, 2nd all the bills he has wanted to pass or has passed has something to do with the new democratic socialist agenda. We have been told time and time again lectured by Russian leaders and other socialist nations that socialism doesn't work. Knowing this Obama and the democrat's continue to push for a socialist world government put forth by agenda 21 of the UN council. Another thing quit complaining about slavery we have all been slaves at 1 point whites were slaves to Africans, Muslims, and vice versa no sense in talking about it except for a historical reference. however more white woman are sold into slavery today to india and muslim countries than all of the african slaves brought over to amercia and other countries. Know your history know your facts

    July 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Mother

      You, my friend, are what people refer to as an 'idiot.' Not only are you a class-A moron, but you are the absolute worst kind. You have no perception of reality or your cognitive limitations.

      July 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Know your facts?!? Your entire comment isn't based on facts.

      July 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Obama will

    win in 2012!

    July 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  51. obamaneedstogobecauseheisantiamerican

    total crock...we are all black in you trace our DNA back to a black mother in Africa...secondly slave owners loved to rape thier young woman slaves..therefore there is a little white in all US blacks that have linage back to the slave days. yet another distortion of the truth by a liberal hollywood actor that should just stick to the stage and screen. just because they are famous doesnt make they politically bright or worthy of political commentary..they have opinions just like you or i the average american has...that is it.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Incrediboy

      He is an American citizen, thus having the right to his opinion. Kind of like....you....which is actually no opinion at all.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • john h

      do you really believe that we are all related to one black woman from africa? you are an idiot! humans have 99.99 % of the dna of a chimpanze. so are we all related to chimpanzes? it is only less that 1 % that makes us human. differences bectween humans are far less than that. don't beleieve everything you read because scientists are only guessing. it onl/y a THEORY as they call it.

      July 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ricky

      Are you referring to Humanoids that developed when the continents hand not fully split yet and there wasn't an Africa yet?

      July 26, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  52. J Price

    The president may appear to look black but he is so far removed from the average American black who has high rates of poverty, incarceration, and as in Chicago, lives in very dangerous inner city areas. The president should stop tooling around the world on our dime and send that money to Chicago to hire police so real black people living in real dangerous situations can live without fear. Take away his endless travel, the fact that he is a lawyer (not a positive attribute) and the ability to get away with anything and then he might be black, but not when he mocks the military and pretends he is the judicial system. He should go to jail for he has done to America and especially our men and women in uniform. He alone has indebted America to suffrage to China and borrowed money into the next Century. He alone has insulted traditional families, hurt charities and overstepped his authority as president time and time again. He deserves to be unemployed like he has made many of the people who ignorantly voted for him in hopes he was different. He has been different alright-it will take 20-30 years for America to recover from him.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • mark

      you are an idiot

      July 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • neal kelley

      so you think the AVERAGE African american is in a state of poverty and or incarcerated? I am an average African American and I have never seen the inside of jail or wore handcuffs. As far as poverty goes.. there are more white people in a state of poverty then blacks.. there is just a greater percentage disproportionately in poverty. I think you are way out of touch with the African American populous..

      July 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Salomon

      Yes mister , where were you when bush was president , did you forget about the two wars , the tax break for the wealthy , the subsidies for the big corporation all of that while we were doing two wars?

      July 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Your tired, predictable anti-lawyer rant paints you as someone who had neither the grades nor drive to get into law school. Perhaps this explains your misinformed comments about presidential authority. As for the President's supposed mocking of the military, that is also baseless. Sadly, what isn't baseless is that our government - including and especially our military - is supposed to be run by civilians. Unfortunately, no organization in government has carelessly squandered more taxpayer dollars than our military. What is also clear is that our gun policies reflect the macho-insecurities of folks who seem unwilling to garner self-esteem through normal means, which is why these policies have more in common with unstable third world nations than any other industrialized, succesful society. If you're going to rap yourself in the flag and lob ignorant complaints, then please step aside and let the rest of us continue to repair the damage caused by shortsighted greed, jingoism and cowardice.

      July 26, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Your Mother

      Last I checked, GW Bush began two costly wars (one of which was based on lies) that have led to the death of thousands and wounded countless of our men and women in uniform. These wars have added to the national debt, which is mostly due to GW. Also, Obama grew up in a poor single-parent household, and faced the same stigmas of racism that all black people feel. He is Black, I can't understand how this is debatable.

      July 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • NotAMittFan

      I guess "Joe the plumber" would get your vote since he's more representative of your lifestyle and values.

      July 30, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  53. Matt

    Morgan Freeman is correct – Republicans have stood opposed to Obama from the beginning – It has 0% to do with his skin color or ethnic makeup – 100% to do with limiting the radical agenda Obama leads and is trying to advance.

    Besides – I'd like to sponsor a Law that says congress cannot pass another law without removing an old law, and revising two others – We already have too many laws as it is.

    And its not at all weird that Morgan Freeman is marrying his step granddaughter – thats perfectly normal. What started out as come sit on my knee has become ~ come sit on my hog

    July 25, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Dakkhon

      You are both blind and niave!!! It has everything to d owith him being black. Morgan freeman is also incorrect. He is part black so it is our first black president. We all have a little bit of something else in our history. No one is pure black or white in this country. Republicans did a pretty good job of hiding their prejudices but as usual they all come out in the end. Election time is upon us and again you will see the racists of america voicing their concerns and none will be without the color of his skin being present within them. Just look on youtube and you will see all the ignorance you need. People to this day thin our great country would somehow let a non american citizen be president! Really?.......that is the kind of person who I fear the most. Withthat type of mentality the yhave the power to vote. Lot's of power for an ignorant person if you ask me.

      July 27, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  54. thelonggoodbye

    The list below for the left wingnut shows the bills "blocked" by the Americans elected to represent us in congress as if it was bad. Thank god they did. We elected them at the least to prevent American from becoming a hopeless socalist European country as the president has designs on (just look at the list. And yes, I do mean without hope, I lived in one). This president was suppost to bring people together, all he did was tear the country apart. Gotta go.... one and done baby...

    July 25, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  55. 1HiFlyer

    Mr. Freeman statement is on point. The republicans have blocked over 290 bills submitted to them because they have let their desire to defeat President Obama impair their ability to act in the best interest of the country. Then they want to point their fingers at the President stating he's ineffective. Yes because of them! Give the President another term and a congress and a senate that is void of Boehner, Cantor and others of the republican party so he can get some work done. Here's a sample of some of the bills that have been blocked by republicans with proof on some. Copy and pass this around.

    Bills such as the Student Loan bill to prevent doubling of the interest rate on America's students. Why?
    Proof – http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/us/politics/senate-republicans-block-bill-on-student-loan-rates.html

    The Paycheck Fairness Act
    The Radioactive Import Deterrence Act – Why would anyone block a bill that stops possible terrorist from being able to ship nuclear material into this country.

    Do republicans hate veterans or what?? Look at all these bills that President Obama's Administration introduced to congress and the senate and the republicans blocked them all!!
    Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization
    The Wounded Veterans Bill
    Veterans Retraining Act
    Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009

    They don't want fairness in government I guess
    Senate Republicans block Democratic bill to require disclosure of large political donors
    Proof – http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-republicans-block-democratic-bill-to-require-disclosure-of-large-political-donors/2012/07/16/gJQAZL3WpW_story.html

    Here are some more, some may have been reintroduced and passed but at the time this list was printed they were all blocked.

    HR 12 – Paycheck Fa­­irness Act
    H.R. 320 — CJ’sHome Pr­­otection A­c­t
    H.R. 448 — Elder Abuse­­ Victims Ac­t
    H.R. 466 – Wounded Vet­­eran Job Se­c­urity Act
    H.R. 515 – Radioactiv­­­e Import D­e­terrence ­Ac­t
    H.R. 577 – Vision Care for Kids Act
    H.R. 985 — Free Flow of ­­Informati­o­­n Act
    H.R. 1110 – PHONE Act
    H.R. 1258 – The Truth in ­­Caller ID A­c­t
    H.R. 1168 — Veterans Re­­training A­c­t
    H.R. 1171 – Homeless Ve­­terans Rei­n­tegrat­i­on ­Program ­Rea­uthori­z­at­ion
    H.R. 1172 — Requiring L­­ist on VA Website of Organizations Provi­d­ing
    Scholarships for Vet­e­rans
    H.R. 1262, Water Quali­­ty Investment ­­Act
    H.R. 1469 – Child Protection Impr­o­vemen­ts ­Ac­t
    H.R. 1514 – Juvenile Accountabi­­­lity Block Grants Program Reauthoriz­­­ation Act
    H.R. 1580 – Electronic Waste Research and Developmen­­­t Act
    H.R. 1585 — FIT Kids Act
    H.R. 1617 – Department of Homeland Security Component Privacy Officer
    Act. To install an office to guarantee privacy of citizens
    H.R. 1622 – Research and Developmen­­­t Programs for Natural Gas Vehicles
    H.R. 1727 — Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act
    H.R. 1796 – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act
    H.R. 1803 — Veterans Business Center Act
    H.R. 1875 — End the Trade Deficit Act
    H.R. 1933 – A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act
    H.R. 2093 – Clean Coastal Environmen­­­t and Public Health Act
    H.R. 2142 – Government Efficiency­­­, Effectiven­­­ess, and Performanc­­­e
    Improvemen­­­t Act
    H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entreprene­­­urship Act
    H.R. 2454 – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
    H.R. 2554 – National Associatio­­­n of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act
    H.R. 2664 – Promoting Transparen­­­cy in Financial Reporting Act
    H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Developmen­­­t Program Reauthoriz­­­ation Act
    H.R. 2749 — Food Safety Enhancemen­­­t

    July 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Look under the covers

      The names of the Acts some times has nothing to do with the bill. You sir have been bamboozeld by the Dems. Each of the bills you mention have riders on them specifically put in to advance a dem agenda, one would say a socialist agenda. It is a bait bill, look what they voted against, you know it takes alot of integrity to vote down Acts with these names beacuse they are bad for the country. Look inside them and you will see admendments to them that have nothing whatsoever to do with the Act, you know come to think of it ACT is a perfect name because it is an act. Posturing and our great press is lazy and does not point it out. I do like the way you listed the Bill number, there should be a law that says you cant name a bill it must be referred to by the bill number. aka Patriot act, ya spying on your own citizens is very patriotic.

      July 25, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama sucks

      This just shows how clueless Obama supporters are.

      "Oh look, this bill has a name that sounds good.. it must be good. There couldn't be anything in it that doesn't do what the name of the bill says it does!"

      The "The Radioactive Import Deterrence Act" would have effectively prevented US authorities from taking custody of nuclear material seized from terrorist groups or rogue states. The "fairness act" would given the state the right to dictate the political content of the US media.

      You people would see terrorists have nukes and freedom of speech in the US destroyed as long as it meant your messiah got his way on everything he wanted.

      July 25, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • hard to belive

      it's funny, do you know that the cogress is controlled by the demorats right now. Tha Bush could have let the banks fail, period. That the bank fiasco goes back to way before clinton. That obama has done nothing but spend money likeno tomorrow. Why are you concentrating on his skin color insteak of what he believes in. have you read Obamas own book.
      what he thinks of americas history and where he wants it to go if he had his way. He needs to go now.

      July 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • coriander

      I still find it amazing how we define race by one small and ignorant test. He is mixed as most of us are, but happens to be the most intellegent President we have had. He understands what the people need, to me similar to Roosevelt. The Republicans could not stand to lose to a Democrat, much less a Democrat that they consider Black. He has been disrepected like no other President while trying to fix 8 years of chaos without oversight. Remember if you want to live like a republican, vote for a Democrat.

      August 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  56. RobM

    Mr. Freeman does have a point....

    July 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sam

    Barack Obama, upon first glance, is black. If someone asked you and you didn't know, you'd say he's black. Because of that, he grew up with the stigma of being black. He grew up being identified by everyone around him as black. He suffered from the same racism as every other black man. Nobody stopped themselves to say "Wait, he's half white." He grew up in a world that called him black. That makes him black. He is the first black president. End of story.

    July 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger king

      Sam, he's not Black. neither am I or you. assuming you Black. black is what you used to decribe a noun. we are a people that come from a certain place in Africa. and to add to that point we was just there for 1400 years before being taking into the trans Atlantic Slave trade. before that we came for the place now called the middle east, which is part of Asia. after we were conquered by the Greeks in 64 AD( yes the same white people that killed Jesus) we fled into African. 1400 year migration into Africa leaving along trade routes, Hundreds of villages. one of our great ones were called Ghana. The Gold Empire. 1n 1441 Arads started raiding our villages, then a lot of other African Nation Joined, 200 years later the white man stop there gold hunts. and turn to slavery. Before the white man it was called the Trans Sierra Slave Trade . Im sorry Obama Family missed that those boats.. He's not one of us. get wise and let the white man have there no good politics.

      July 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Dave (UK)

    I very much doubt Mr Freeman is racist or intended to sound as such, but he may have chosen his words poorly in this instance (given how easy it is for people to fly off the handle and grab the wrong end of the stick, as seems to be happening in this case).

    What he said was factually correct, but rather than saying he isn't black (which to some sounds racist simply because of the use of the negative), perhaps dwelling more on what he is (of mixed heritage) or rearranging the phrase in a more inclusive manner and stating that he is the first non-white president. After all, breaking the chain of white male presidents in country with America's history in that area is just as much of an achievement (both personally for him and in terms of the country's people being more enlightened) which ever way you consider him.

    And while people are getting all het up and pedantic on what individual words mean: using the word racist is itself colourist. Just because he has a different mix of pigments in his skin than I have does not mean we are not a members of the same race.

    July 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Jack Shown

    The real truth is that Barack Obama is our first black President and Morgan Freeman just sounds like a racist.

    July 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • oakhill

      Does it really matter?

      July 24, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Zenfluence

      Perhaps you would like to explain HOW his comment is racist? Because I (being Mulatto myself..) am frankly dumbfounded by this?

      By your logic Obama can be said to be a White president since he is basically 50/50 here -_- such silliness.

      Only people that actually should view this as racist would be those that either believe in, or submit to that age old idiotic "1 drop" ideal.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • debbyrd

      That is completely ridiculous. Morgan Freeman is not a racist. And he is correct. Barack Obama is every bit white as he his black.

      July 24, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • T. Talundzic

      Morgan Freeman is right on the button. Obama is not the first black president. Check your history. He is the first one in modern times. Most of you Americians are stupid, ignorant,arrogant,and idiots. That is how the rest of the world sees you.

      July 26, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  60. Don

    The republican party or as I call them the white christian extremist fundamentalist party will never listen to any president unless they're white, Bush screwed up the whole country but the tea baggers never came out and said anything, until a Black president came about

    July 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • oakhill

      That has got to be one of the funniest and most mis-informed comments I've read in a while. Seriously. Bush is one of the main reasons for the rise of the Tea Party. Do you honestly think Democrats were the only ones who couldn't stand him?

      July 24, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  61. mikem

    Will Rogers(look him up youngins) said politics is easy. "there are ins and there are outs. The outs want to get the ins out so they can get in."

    It has been the same forever and has nothing to do with who or what the "in" is at the time!

    July 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Bobby Deen

    How come I cannot reply to all these rednecks leaving stupid comments.

    @ Lorri Smith – Your trailer park called and the wooden cross across the way is no longer on fire. You can go home now.

    You're so freaking dumb.. If it wasnt for Liberals your butt wouldnt have a right do do crap. Talking all that crap like you know what your talking about. People like you are the reason this country sucks.. Just admit you dont like the man cause of his color.

    July 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      People like you are what is wrong with this country. Just admit that it's remotely possible to disagree with someone without bringing their race into it.

      July 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam Lain

      I wish that whenever someone posts about someone else's post they would say who they are replying to. Without that information it is hard to follow along. But maybe that's just me....an old white AMERICAN.

      I am an American because I was born in America. If you were born in America then you are an American no matter what color you are. African-American, Asia-American...etc. Doesn't matter to me. We are all Americans and should start acting as such.

      And I have a right to voice my opinion also so here it is......I would rather live my live as if there is a God and be wrong than to live my life as if there isn't a God and be wrong. Can I have an Amen...lol

      July 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Queequeg

    Let's not forget it's not just about blacks and whites, I think people need to realize there are other races too. I look forward to seeing an East Indian and Hispanic President in the near future.

    July 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Melvin Hayes

    Kudos to Morgan Freeman for stating the facts. Obama is of mixed race. It's sad they call him Black and treat him as though he is from the stereotypical "hood." He has done alot of great things for our country. Why do we care so much about color????

    July 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lorri Smith

      The only people that constantly point out what color he is are you, his supporters. I wouldn't care if the man was my favorite color.... (Purple) LOL..... I don't trust him and I haven't since the first time I heard him speak! He is an idiot, his wife is a !B! and I can only hope that THEY do not get a second term!

      July 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  65. New Gawker

    All black people in America are mixed raced. The white slave owners, and later the yahoo's down south raped black women at will.

    July 23, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  66. MsCp18

    "The white blood from his mother is irrelevant, becuase the black blood is dominent."

    ^This made me giggle.^ Please tell that to my white skinned, blue eyed, blonde haired, biracial daughter;) Pretty sure my "white blood" (whatever that is) won the dominant gene battle...

    July 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • SciGuy73

      Actually it is recessive, not dominant, in the blonde hair blue eyes case. But yes, it 'won'.

      July 24, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  67. Josh

    He made a better point in the last half of the article. We realize he's mixed, ok but seeing him on the street people say that's a black guy so I dunno what the point of this is. But the second half, the part about the GOP saying they'll do whatever it takes to keep him to one term is so true. How pathetic is it that they did that then sat back and complained to the public that he can;t change anything or lead this nation. He'll get re-elected all cuz of the "Did not finish" result. Change could surely happen if both sides work together like Americans ask them to. We need to demand it.

    July 23, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Only vote for a politian that does not lie to the public!

      July 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammie

      I agree with you 100%. The Republican Party has been nothing but an embarrassment to the United States as far as I am concerned.

      July 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • oakhill

      Tammie – I agree with you 50%. . . . .BOTH the Republican AND the Democratic Parties have been horrendous embarrassments!

      July 24, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  68. John in Northport, NY

    Should the emphasis be on whether Obama is racially black and/or culturally black? He may have a white mother, but was he raised in a predominantly black culture?

    July 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Artoni

    Mr. Freeman is so so very right in his statements. We in America have never had a president with so much intellect, humanity and dignity.

    July 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • knoll

      You must be smoking something. I would unconditionally vote for a black president as long as he has fiscally conservative views. Obama is so liberal he invites the Muslim Brotherhood into our White House for a chat? Look at the mess he has made. He is another Carter. Carter was as sweet as peach pie but didn't know how to lead. He and Obama are not leaders.

      July 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ScienceBased

      Couldn't have said it better myself. I think GOP is scared of Obama's intelligence. They want to follow Glen Beck and Ruch Limbough and Faux News.
      Just want to add for other people, he was raised by white grand parents.

      July 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • jake

      Where did Morgan Freeman say any of that?

      July 23, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  70. mike l

    I love it how, even when we get a black president, hes not black enough. Hes NOT a black president. I thought that it was the right that kept stereotypes and kept race relations on the table to keep us from getting along. I guess not.

    July 22, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Tony C

      Freeman is right. He is just as white as he is black. He's 50% black and 50% white President. People who call him just "black" are just kind of racist.

      July 22, 2012 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  71. Gavin

    What makes a President effective is not his speeches or his rhetoric. It is his ability to lead, work with others, and compromise when it is in the best interest of the country. This means he must have the ability to work with members of both parties and secure a majority vote if he wants laws, policies, and programs passed by Congress. This President has shown he is arrogant and lacks the leadership skills necessary to do this. That is the main reason why the Republicans have blocked most of his initiatives.

    July 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bammer 1107

      Out of the mouths of Republicans....

      July 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jarunasax

      this is rich, if the opposite party say at all cost even the destruction of the countries economy they will make him a 1 term president, then um there is no way in hell that he can get them on his side. so he might as well do what is best for the country without them. cause even if the sun was hurtling towards the earth and they saw it coming they would still vote against him and say it was his fault

      July 21, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • keith

      If you are born after 1970 you will never understand what time it really is. His education alone sets him apart from all other presidents. Please get a clue.

      July 22, 2012 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Well said and very true! It doesn't matter what color the president is, it matters what he does. This president was not qualified from day one.

      July 22, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • FLMom

      So, what makes a good Congressional Representative? None of them have been willing to compromise at all.
      Obama has great ideas, dignity, and humanity, but a president is only as good as the congress that is in session.

      I do agree that we must have affordable healthcare, I do NOT agree with the 'tax' or penalty if you do not have it.

      July 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jim

    Democrats were determined to make GWB a one-term president. They even succeeded with his father. Republicans were determined to make Clinton a one-termer. In all those presidencies, judicial nominations and "pet projects" were held up in hopes of a regime change. Obama is being treated no differently in that regard. The big difference is he is the one who was conceited enough to think he would actually change the way Washington works.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • 1st Sgt-TopKick

      @Jim: "The big difference is he is the one who was conceited enough to think he would actually change the way Washington works."

      Go to YouTube and listen to the comments made by Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Then come back when you have educated yourself.

      July 22, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  73. dboneholmes

    Mad respect for Mr. Freeman for his divine gift of stating the obvious but still managing to surprise us with the truth.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  74. Jillharp

    President Obama inherited this mess from 8 years of unethical Republican rule lead by by the Bush family. George W. forgot about Afganistan and Osama Bin Laden, and attacked Iraq without the support of the United Nations and lied to the American public about why he was doing it. Go back to the last Presidential election and look at the state of our economy and the 2 wars we were already in, and the state of our housing market and Wall Street lending practices. Don't even dare to blame this situation on President Obama. He is a gifted intellectual, a true gentleman, and he brings more class and decorum to the office of the President than any recent President. He saved us from economic disaster, and he is crafted a healthcare reform law that has many good aspects, if people would just read it, and stop believing the lies of those who just want to get back in power. Go read recent history before you blame the President.

    July 21, 2012 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
    • AtlMtnGrl

      Well said – agreed!

      July 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      +1

      July 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith Marshall

      Thank you jillharp I glad I am not the only one who really knows what time it really is. I see the truth still hurts when you have been lead to believe almost anything to be true.

      July 22, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Dreamcatcher13

      Obama has been the president for 3 1/2 yrs, when does he get to be in charge? Sounds like Bush is still running things.?.

      July 22, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      I see,and you can do much better.

      July 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  75. None of the choices seem right.

    I'm no sociologist and I'm no political scientist. Yet when I look at so many of the posts below, I can't help but see how politics looks so much like racism. Folks categorize people into groups, then identify themselves with one group and demonize the other. Truth is, we are each simply points on a broad spectrum in so many ways: thinking on individual issues, color of skin, financial standing, religious belief, . . . in most everything. Just as you aren't likely to find a collection of folks with the exact same skin color, you aren't likely to find a group of people with exactly the same collection of political stances on all the issues. So to blame the Democrats for this or to say that 'the Republicans are responsible for that' is to over simplify the complexity of it all. And yet, how often do we hear "those Democrats," and "those Republicans?" It seems to me that politics is often more about demonizing the other guy (or party) and thus elevating oneself to a position of high esteme. And it all seems to be to the detriment of our nation as a whole because these things certainly don't seem to be aimed at making us a stronger nation. Does it really matter the guy running for office smoked pot 20 years ago? Come on. Do you honestly what me to believe that some poor choices as a young adult mean that all his decisions are bad? Who didn't do some stupid stuff when they were fearless and naive? I'm not defending anyone; I was strongly for the other guy in this one, but hated this whole argument and others like it. And one big reason i liked the other guy – his claim of bi-partisanship. No, his PROMISE! I was dissillusioned on that one in short order and have increasingly become cynical of the whole political system ever since.
    But so it goes even with the race issue. Someone can emphatically state that they are not racist, but the moment he says how proud he is of an accomplishment by someone of minority standing, he has just shown me he is a racist by expressing how highly he values race. One can't proclaim pride in the fact that our president is black, and then turn around and tell me that skin color isn't an an important issue.
    Consequently, I should never accuse an entire political party of being racist – that simply shows shows that I categorize the majority of the folks in that party as making decisions based on race when in fact i have no way of knowing what each of those people think, and it demonstrates that I am discriminating against an entire group of people and judging them to be inferior to myself. Sounds just like racism, just with political parties instead of skin color. Maybe we should call it 'partyism'.
    I don't know if the promblem lies with congress, or with money, or with corporate influence, or with any one of the dozens of theories out there, but the escalation of mud slinging simply makes me grieve for a more honorable system of the political processes. (Oh MY! Did someone just use 'honor' and politics in the same sentence? Wouldn't that be a refreshing change!) I'd like to think that all the politicians are deeply patriotic folks who simply want to make this a storng America and are willing to do the grunt work to get us there, but who have different, sometiems conflicting ideas about how to get us there. But the more I watch, the more cynical I get.

    July 21, 2012 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • 1st Sgt-TopKick

      @None of the Choices: I totally agree with your sentiments... only your message was passed over by 82% of the readers here due to it's length and no paragraphs.

      This is the Internet Age with an interest span of 15 – 30 seconds (that's why Twitter is so popular). Shorten it up or make YouTube vidclips.

      July 22, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Just an American

      I think we should be able to vote on the raises that are congress people get. They are the only people in the world
      who can vote themselves a raise sure. Sure it doesn't take effect until the next term... Teddy Kennedy served 40 years..
      Let there pay be voted on my the people in the states that they represent. It would end this fight and make them compromise. Do we have a smart young lawyer out there.... seems that this is conflict o intereset! It would keep them more honest!!! I hate all the mud slinging so now until the election I tape everything inlcuding the news so I can fast forward thru the bs campaign ads.... I make a list of pros and cons for each person a vote for the best person I feel can do the job... I regret my last vote!!!!

      July 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Sean D

    The first mistake ANYONE can EVER make is actually listening to what ANY actor/actress has to say when it's not in a film and take it serious. Guess what... I've said the same thing for three yeas. I don't get an article on CNN or NPR's please don't Tell Me More. Morgan... Just stick to being Mr. Fox and creating all those great gadgets for Batman and leave the politics out of it. And that goes for you too Tom Cruise, Nicholas Cage, Bono, and yes especially you too Mrs. Ferris Beuller.

    July 21, 2012 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
    • 1st Sgt-TopKick

      Hate that you don't get it, but actors and actresses have minds and thoughts about life. The problem YOU have is that your name has only appeared in the "Comments" section of websites and NOBODY two blocks over from YOUR house knows (or cares !) who YOU are.

      Do the names Reagan and Schwartzenegger ring a bell? BOTH *** ELECTED *** to 2 terms. And Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and George Clooney have put MORE $$$ to good causes than you will ever THINK about doing.

      Ta-Daa ! (Drumroll)

      July 22, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  77. SKY

    FACT; OBAMA MOTHER WHITE WOMEN. HE IS MIX. BUT DID YOU KNOW IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY MIX CHILDREN
    ARE NOT REALLY ACCEPTED.....AND IN THE WHITE COMMUNITY THEY ARE TREATED LESSER THAN A BLACK PERSON.
    WHY? THIS IS HOW IT IS...BLACK FEEL HE THINK HE IS BETTER THAN US...AND WHITES THINK HES HALF WHITE
    I IF HE HAS ONE DROP OF BLACK BLOOD HE IS BLACK....THIS IS THE KIND OF THINKING PEOPLE HAVE. AND IT IS
    ABOUT TIME SOMEONE JUST TELL THE TRUTH. MOST MIX CHILDRENS HAVE BEEN TREATED BAD FROM
    YOUTH UP EVEN IN ADULT LIFE....ON FOX NEWS HE IS THE MOST HATED MAN IN THE WORLD NOT BECAUSE
    OF HIM BEING PRESIDENT NO BUT BECAUSE IN IS A MIX MAN. MIX PEOPLE ARE A STRONG PEOPLE BECAUSE
    THEY LEARN FROM BIRTH HOW TO ENDURE HATE....BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS, EVER MIX PERSON IN AMERICA
    VOTE FOR THIS MAN...WHY BECAUSE THEY KNOW HE WILL NEVER BE GIVEN THE RESPECT A FULL
    BLOOD BLACK MAN OR A FULL BLOOD WHITE MAN WILL RECEIVE SO NOW I SAID IT AND IN BAD
    ENGLISH BUT IT IS THE TRUTH. .

    July 21, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Just an American

      Sky I just hope they get it right in the history books. And having mixed races in my own family I have seen first hand
      how they are treated. Also as a foster parent! We have come a long way but not far enough. I read some where that
      the last senses show the whites are the monority now. N ot sure how true that is. It was in a article about the last census.

      July 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  78. T.rex

    Talk about sour grapes... I guarantee that Morgan Freeman considers himself a black man. He's no more black than Obama. Most African Americans are not going to be fully of African descent.

    July 21, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • 1st Sgt-TopKick

      Ah! A QUALIFIED "anthropologist" blesses us all with his wisdom. Go get a Black friend and learn the facts as Black folks see it.

      July 22, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  79. Jack 3

    The Blacks don't even want to claim Obama. I don't care what color he is, he's the worst president ever.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • faye

      no he isn't; you're a warped racist...stop blaming obama for the current situation. a bunch of greedy white menfrom the past created this mess.....

      July 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      If you think President Obama is bad, you have to be specific. Tell me who is good.
      Mr. Freeman is obsolutely correct about President Obama.

      July 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      I don't see why it matters what race he is whatsoever? The facts are the only thing he has accomplished is turning this Country into a welfare state and is crippling small businesses from expanding with excessive regulations. The list goes on and on you just have to look at the facts and avoid a lot of the brainless liberal news stations.

      July 21, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      I so agree. Obama has been president for 3 1/2 years now and democrats had control of both houses of Congress for most of it. All they've given us is nothing but more debt, obamacare and poor foreign relations. Republicans gained control of the house last year and have produced 26 bills and a balanced budget, which went nowhere because both sides don't work together. I'm a former democrat. Obama needs to go. We could use a strong 3rd party in this country because what we have now is corrupt.

      July 22, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  80. fast

    It is true that allot of "so called " Black Americans have some Earopen and Native American blood.
    You cant tell by looking at them, Like me, Im "So called "Black But had a American Indian Great grandfather on my mother side.
    And a Swedish Great, Great, Great Grandfather.
    Yes it also true I was teasted in school by other Black people for having What they called Big Lipps and Nappy hair.
    Im Not real dark but im not light either, If you where to light they talked about you and if you where to black they talk about you.

    July 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1st Sgt-TopKick

      And if you were "too" stupid to pass spelling and English grammar classes, they are STILL talking about YOU !

      July 22, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  81. LABodyguard

    I dont need a civics lesson from some whacked out Hollywood liberal who thinks its OK to shtup his own adopted grandaughter...Im sure he and Woody Allen trade pics online.

    July 20, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Hadtolookthatup

      I'm not real fond of Freeman, but your accusation of him "schtupping" his granddaughter is based on tabloid BS:
      http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/morgan_freeman_not_planning_to_marry_Lc6E6fwE9xIguQ1Ju98vIN

      July 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1st Sgt-TopKick

      No, you don't need a "civics" lesson, you need a "civil" lesson on how to make a coherent argument against what the actor said instead of expressing personal bias on a topic not mentioned in the article nor by most of the comments on this page.

      July 22, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  82. warsteiner

    Well put I listened to all the black people on the bus before the election talking about him being white because his mom was white. Then after the election "FINALLY A BLACK PRESIDENT" All our troubles are solved hes going to raise welfare so we arent poor. He will change things,now they all talk about how he was given a chance to suceed. And hes half white. All such fical nonsense. So many black voted for the first time in their lives to elect him, Just because hes in their minds black,sounds racist to me,Oh and mix race people in the mostly black schools in Hartford CT are always calling the cops to arrest black kids for beating up mixed people. They even fight over who light skinned and whos dark skinned

    July 20, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  83. Brad

    Bravo, Mr. Freeman. However, I'd like the dialogue move to the next step: that the race of the president doesn't matter. But, as he points out, it DOES seem to matter to some racist people in this country.

    July 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • warsteiner

      My point exactly, More black Americans came out and voted then any other time in the history of this country. Just because he is part black. Thats sound more racist then anything and shows who the racist are. I live in the inner city and hear the fighting about who light skinned and whos dark skinned It is the most ridiculous thing I hear.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
    • 1st Sgt-TopKick

      Bravo, BRAD !

      July 22, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  84. loser

    uh... morgan freeman, you ain't black either, then. look at your pale skin.

    July 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • warsteiner

      LOSER perfect couldnt have said it better myslf. Morgan Freemen is an American icon and he is a black man dig bat. The argument over who light skinned and whos dark skinned is one of the most ignorant arguments I can think of

      July 20, 2012 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  85. Chelley

    "African-American" might be a bit confusing to some.

    Here's why.

    I have a friend who was born in South Africa to parents who are 100% German. She has white skin. She moved to America and became a naturalized citizen. She is now an American from Africa with white skin. Therefore she IS a white "African American". Now is that confusing or what?

    July 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack 3

      That's funny because I was thinking about a scenario like that last week.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  86. tireodacrap

    And here I thought old Morgan was an intelligent guy. Guess not.
    It is 100% true that Obama has been ineffective in office. A misappropriation of the facts would be to say that he has been ineffective in office, AND that it is all his own fault.

    July 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • pflo

      "it is 100% true that Obama has been ineffective in office. A misappropriation of the facts would be to say that he has been ineffective in office, "

      You just made his point, idiot.

      July 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenmicah

      please look up the definition for "fact" and then "opinion". You will see that Obama's effectiveness is in FACT an OPINION

      July 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Chelley

    Morgan's point is well made.

    I suspect there are NO truly black Americans left in America any more. After all the generations of American 'blacks' have intermarried with other 'blacks' who in reality are mixed black-white, I am fairly certain all American 'blacks' have at least a trace of 'white' DNA circulating through their bodies.

    The only way America will have a 'black' president is if parents from a truly 'black' country immigrate, have a child born here that marries a child born to other truly 'black' parents and their child gets elected.

    Look hard at someone who is truly Ethiopian and you will understand that a person really CAN be black. I met a most distinguished gentleman from there years ago. Snow white hair set off his dark, truly ebony face. He was an intelligent, educated man, an engineer. He visited my workplace to see how we did a certain process. We talked one time at lunch break and he was an inspiration to the American 'blacks' who came to speak with him. His face was as black as my dress shoes. He made my coworkers seem tan or brown in comparison. He told me what it was like in his country and I told him what I knew of America.
    My uncle told me he moved from WI to Texas in 1955. When he got off the train, there was a big sign on the drinking fountain, "WHITES ONLY". No kidding, I saw pictures of him standing next to it. There was a big 'city' between Dallas and Fort Worth where the black people had to live in tar paper shacks held together with wire and god knows what. It was disgusting and that was only sixty some years ago. You can't kick people off the plantation with no schooling and expect them to thrive. Blacks were not given a fair chance at the American dream and now bigoted whites complain about welfare. What did you expect? Only a few blacks were truly able to rise above and distinguish themselves. I see welfare as a modern form of slavery by currency. If blacks had been allowed good schools right from the start and a chance at a good life, we wouldn't have half the problems.

    July 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  88. JD

    Good thing we're asking Hollywood for political opinions. Lots of knowledge there...

    Why is it that actors are the only very wealthy people who want more government control of their income? Why doesn't Sean Penn just give all of his income except $50k for living expenses away himself if he's so generous?

    July 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voig Nederlander

      This is about Freeman's comments on whether Obama is a "black" President. What article did you read? Or are you just so foaming at the mouth that any story with Obama's name in it looks like impetus to go off like a psycho?

      July 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  89. GUTSY333

    Cronysm? What about Chennney,,Busy, Trump , Rubio, Ryan cronysm?

    July 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Robert Powell PhD

    OBAMA SHOULD WISE UP AFTER ACTOR "MATT DAMON" THRASHED HIM PUBLICLY ABOUT HIS PROTECTION OF CORRUPT BANKERS & WALLSTREET CRIMINALS– THE PEOPLE KNOW OBAMA'S BEEN ILLEGALLY PROTECTING THEM FROM JAIL & THE PEOPLE ARE FURIOUS!!!!

    July 19, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      Take your meds and go to work.

      July 19, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Nico

      I wish we could just live in a country without republicans :'(

      July 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • GUTSY333

      How come george bush pardoned dick chenney for chenney's involvement in tne Enron theft? And McCain being also pardoned for his Keating five financial illegal investment?

      July 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • GUTSY333

      Morgan Freeman is correct. President Obama represents both races :) He is like a bridge over very troubled waters. He is a symbol of real brotherhood and the end of separatism among all Americans :) the repukes cannot steal that from him :)

      July 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  91. ciaopaparazzi

    Obama would never have been elected if he were Black instead of Multi-Racial – not because of Racism, but because Whites, Hispanics, Asians, etc. do not trust the Black political establishment – and they are tired of hearing the Race Card over and over again.

    July 19, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Gutsy333

      REALLY? HOW COME I AM CAUCASIAN, TALL, LEGAL CITIZEN OF HISPANIC DESCENT, GRADUATED FROM UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AND TRUST AFRICAN AMERICANS. SO DOES MY HUSBAND.?

      YOU ONLY SPEAK FOR YOUR PREJUDICED GROUP, NOT FOR AMERICANS, IDIOTA SUCIO :)

      July 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  92. andre fleming

    from my understand john hanson was the first black president not taking anything from Mr. Obama . Although Mr Hanson was not the president of the 52 states that co exist now he presided of the first 13 colonies of america which during the time werent as powerful due to the the brits

    July 19, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Voig Nederlander

      52?? You might want to do a recount there, cochise.

      July 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • GUTSY333

      Whatever happened 7 centuries ago, the very tough times President Obama deals with demand far more governing skills than those centuries ago. So the credit goes to President Obama, no matter what romney alleges :)

      July 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • omfg

      52 states huh?

      You just nullified anything useful you might have said.

      July 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Steve-O

    We're all black. Some of us have just lost much of our pigmentation.

    July 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  94. TomTellTruth

    Morgan Freeman is 'mixed-up'

    July 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • youaredumb

      If you want to get techncal, not all black people are from Africa, and not all black people are American either.

      July 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Saythe TRUTH

    The correct term is AFRICIAN AMERICAN not BLACK – that's a racist word!!!

    July 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      Racist according to whom? Calling someone black is no different than calling someone white: its simply a description of skin color. African American makes as much sense as European American. Reality is until our society recognizes that we're ALL AMERICANS and that skin color is just well...skin color...there will be persons that push AND PROFIT from a perceived difference in race.

      July 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Offended

      Then don't call me white.

      July 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shantel Hakim

      Chill out. Who really cares?

      July 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • McDermott

      Saying "black" is not racist, that's ridiculous. I'm neither african nor american but I AM black, so it's really annoying if someone tries to refer to me as an african american because I'm black british. If we can say white then we can say black.

      July 19, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      Oh and I guess white is not a racist word. It's idiots like you that keep this country from moving forward, always always stuck in the past.

      July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Gutsy333

      "African-American" does describe the continent background, or descent, you got a good point, :) we call Irish Americans Irish, not pinks, we call latins "hispanics", not browns. For me, the term blacks is rather a proud term, but I prefer now to learn their names first and respectfully call them Sir or Madam or Miss. : ) no more labels but true equality :)

      July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  96. majav

    The B-word and the W-word are just as obnoxious and divisive as the N-word if you think about it. More subtle sure, but more insidious too. For anyone to get caught up in over identifying as one race or one culture reinforces bigotry and ignorance. There will be a time in our future when race becomes a non-topic much like the size of one's shoe. The original mother of the human race had elements of the three so-called races and she was just that- the mother to us all. You put her to shame when you try to put too much distance from the simple fact that we are all related. We are all brothers and sisters. "Us" vs. "them" is about as silly as it gets. Race is arbitrary and tortured science. Turn out the lights and race becomes irrelevant. It's a bit alarming that Morgan talks about genetics when determining who considers oneself black or white, oppressed or oppressor, righteous or not. The race conversation is tired and neglects to couch oppression as a class and economic issue. Morgan is richer than God and has more in common with Mel Gibson than 99% of humanity whose primary concern is survival rather than pontificating about the mythic-clad "B" word. We are all mixed race and to work out the percentages seems nearly impossible and certainly irrelevant. Mostly, it stalls any hope of a color blind and egalitarian society. I'd rather look to Brazil or South Africa for guidance than Hollywood. Morgan is a man and Obama is a man. Real change shall occur not by the shouts of men, rather, it will be through the hugs of mothers. Are you ready for yours? (Not if you are B-wording me to death).

    July 18, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • jON

      Thats cute. "the b-word", the "n word", etc. You are allowed to speak as an adult, not as though lunch time just ended. I get your point, I just think it is silly to hear all of the news anchors, politicians, and others say "anything-word"

      July 18, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voig Nederlander

      They are all just words. Until we stop dealing in our emotional responses to them and start dealing with what LEADS to those responses, we might as well be tilting at windmills. Nothing will get solved.

      N-word. Ridiculous. You didn't say it, but you did. God, people are morons.

      July 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gutsy333

      I am ready, dear. My hubby and I live in a multi-racial community and we love it. :) When we fell, I broke a leg, my super-nice neighbor (he was of African American descent) picked me from the floor and carried me to the ambulance! I have tried to visit and make friends with my neighbors, but they work all day, so I understand. I welcome you with open arms :) {} The great singer, Dionne Warwick was so right in her song: What the world needs now is love, sweet love, love not just for some, but for everyone" :)I think Obamacare is a huge embrace to all Americans who need health care :)

      July 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  97. sms

    I think the article is somewhat questionably written, it seems to imply the R's are aligned against obama due to his color rather than his polciies. Sorry folks, it's his policies that have to go...

    July 18, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Going to have to say B.S. on that. Very untrue. The republicans are very racist and they may be able to fool themselves, but everyone else sees their lies. Very sick. I have not seen one valid argument against Obama, only lies and thinly veiled racism. Get rid of that from your party and I may some day vote for one of your candidates.

      July 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • joan

      You are being naive to think that race is not part of the opposition to Obama. The rest of it might be more aptly called policital opposition... I firmly believe that this country has become so polarized that the policies almost don't make any difference. If it's a Democratic idea, then the Repulications will oppose and vice versa. Truly sad state of affairs.
      But racism is alive and well... don't think that it has gone away.

      July 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  98. LMK

    I guess he doesn't listen to public enemy....

    Black man, black woman, black baby
    White man, white woman, white baby
    White man, black woman, black baby
    Black man, white woman, black baby

    July 18, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • keith

      we all come from black people we were first on earth. Two black people can make a white baby but two white people can never make a black baby.

      July 22, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  99. yuri pelham

    Most blacks in this country have some "white genes", but I get his point. Is he black because one parent is black? Well why can't he be white because his mother was white? The tie breaker is.... he was raised by the white side of the family. Being black is like being contaminated? One grandparent black what are you? The discussion can border on the ridiculous.
    I'm going to agree with Morgan with this thought: When you have a man or woman whose ancestors were southern slaves... and that person becomes president then that will be our first authentic black president.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Hana

      He's black because he wants to be identified as black. Have you ever heard him say, "pardon me, but I'm white too. I wish you wouldn't forget that part because it's important." For political reasons, it's an asset for him to be thought black. More black votes.

      July 18, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Wormhole

      Or more recent immigrants; they don't necessarily have to be descended from slaves. But yeah, I have to agree with he point , too.

      July 18, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • musings

      Very much agree with Freeman and you. Although it is true that Obama has a wife who is from a more typical milieu for American black people who are fairly well-off, he owes his upbringing to his mother's side of the family, who are white.

      As with J. Edgar Hoover, there were blacks who passed and some believed that was true of Warren Harding of Ohio (a real melting pot after the Civil War and during the Underground Railroad before that). But again, they were mixed race and could pass.

      July 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gutsy333

      Look, visually strong colors: red, green, black, etc. draw human attention. I am sure caucasians also are stared at in Africa, Latin America and China. It is just an automatic reaction.Now deliberate prejudice is racist and unfair. Using race as a pretext to discriminate is wrong. It is obvious all humans are alike. Alleging crime and alcoholism levels to one group is a huge lie: all groups have criminals, rapists and drunks. What happens is that the caucasian number of Americans is so high that crimes, etc. seem smaller in percentiles, while the African-American group is smaller, so fewer crimes there seem bigger.

      True justice will reveal accurate accounts than we got bombarded from and just above a poster claims all those inaccurate stereotypes against African Americans :( Those stereotypes are lies.

      July 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • phil giglio

      So; I'm white and had a black nanny as a little baby in the deep south: this same woman was also my Dad's nanny and had been born a slave. I still remember her quite fondly.

      July 20, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  100. Tim in America

    Don't both political parties do that same thing to each other? Is it only right when your party is doing it? During the beginning of Bush's first term the Dems were harshly critical of him, in fact 9/11 made them quiet. After 9/11 both parties got along like they did in the mid 90s (not perfect, but OK). And if anyone notices, when that happens things get good. The early 2000s were good (4.5% unemployment, etc.) Reagan(R) and Tip O'Neal(D) worked together in the early 80s, things got better then too. Right now, if the next President is a (D) or an (R) no matter what, things will be tough until 2016.

    July 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gutsy333

      Look, the "bush advancements" led us to recession, outsourcing jobs and massive unemployment, so the temporary BUSH BONANZA:"WAS A FAKE :( yOU and I fell for it, but at an enormous price! I read when a cheerfful bush presented his spending plans, counting on his rosy projections. He was wrong in giving the elite so many tax cuts at a time we already had a deficit.

      July 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Aleeya

    Whether or not you agree with Mr. Freeman, I'll bet you all read this article with his voice narrating it in your head.

    July 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Jerry Rice

    Damn it, I used to like Morgan Freeman!

    July 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Jose Pineda

    I I strongly disagree with Mr. Freeman's assertion that Obama is not "ineffective." Many Obama supporters conveniently ignore that he had the WH and both House of Congress for the firs two years of his administration. The idea that a President's failure is the other party's doing indicates a basic lack of understanding of what it takes to be President. These men very well knew what they were getting into, and they fought hard to get there. Any,, ANY suggestion that Obama's failure is not his own is typical of the mentality of lack of personal responsibility in your life. Obama clearly had enough to get elected, but he is a socialist at heart, and that's why he's failed. America is not (thankfully) ready for greater income re-distribution, and the "no-need-to work-hard-because- the- government- will -bail- you-out" mentality.

    July 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elwood

      Jose: Are you familiar with separation of powers? It is, in fact, *congress* that has been ineffective, since that's the governmental body that has been failing to do its job. The Republicans are aware that the President often gets the blame when Congress screws up, and their leadership is working harder than any time in recent history to ensure that the Republican legislators are all painfully aware that if they break ranks, they will be severely punished come re-election time.

      July 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger

      Jose, well put. I am suprised it even got posted on this "slightly" biased network. Socialism is a term Americans ,and I do mean "Americans" should get used to if they decide to elect him another 4 years. I am ready for a "change" as far as I can see it, the "change" that came, should now 'GO!!!!!"

      July 19, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  104. Yaiyo1962

    Obama is the first ELECTED Black president. There have been 6-7 black presidents prior to President Obama. I know people President Obama is not African American but how much African American can you get with a dad that is AFRICAN. He is treated unfairly but he is able to handle it with grace and keep doing his job! I wish the others would look past his skin and realize he can do theirs and his too. He has for the last 4 years.

    OBAMA 2012!!!!!

    July 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      WELL SAID!!! AGREE!!!! Been waiting for someone to say that....WAY TO TELL 'EM!!

      July 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victor

      Most of religions, and science say we all have a common ancestor. Science says our common ancestor was African.
      saying somebody is white, black, blue,yellow etc. has no meaning at all.

      July 18, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  105. seadoc

    Regarding Pres. Obama: What difference doe his "race" make. If he does a good job I'm for him.
    If he does poorly he should be replaced.. I thought we (Amercians) were supposed to be free of racism.
    It seems we are still enmeshed in it. Free yourselves up guys and girls.

    July 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Susane

    President Obama was born in Hawaii of a white mother and a black father. The Republicans have done everything in their power not to cooperate with him from the beginning. I have one question. Does Mr. Romney or does he not believe in continuing to grant tax breaks to the wealthy and does he or does he not believe in giving tax cuts to companies who let their american workers go to the unemployment line so that their jobs can be outsourced to other countries. so that they can make even more profit than they did before. How can that possibly be good for the middle or blue class American

    July 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  107. WisdomVS

    Morgan Freeman is an intelligent black man and marvelous actor even by white standards. I should know... I am white. His accessment of Obama is correct, although not complete. Obama's mother was VERY white as he stated, however, you must also access the father, he wasn't black, he was ARAB... so, in reality, Obama isn't really black at all. The truth is... he is a half breed, white and arab does not make one black. Now, to acquire America's first truly black president... if Morgan would like to run for office, I would proudly vote for him as I know many non-racist white people would. He is an American Treasure and highly respected.

    July 17, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • joelc

      Where do you get your facts from? What makes a Kenyan an Arab? You're confusing the Muslim faith with Arabia and assuming that all Muslims are Arab. Think and study before you post nonsense again.

      July 17, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • skegeeace

      Uh, his father wasn't Middle Eastern. He was a black as coal Kenyan. That's African, not Middle Eastern. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Barack_Hussein_Obama,_Sr..jpg

      July 17, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • chris johnson

      Im sorry but you are very wrong. Obama's father was not arab. He was a black African. His ancestors were muslim. However, his father was a athiest. Either way, he was black. not arab. You can check his geneology, or just look at the mans face. He is not of Arab decent. Just like muslims in other countries such as Indonesia, India, and the United States, etc may not be of Arab decent. Just because you have muslim ancestors and you are african does not make you arab. Barak Obama and his father are about as arab as Muhammad Ali

      July 17, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Lynda Jones-Owings

      Barrack Obama, mother was white and his father was a black man not a Arab. The black blood in his body makes him a black man in this country. The white blood from his mother is irrelevant, becuase the black blood is dominent.
      Yes, it is the intention of the Republican party to ensure that the President only has one term in office. They have made it their business to shot down anything that he submits to congress and any other office. It is sad that we are living in the end of times and we are still dealing with this type of hate.

      July 17, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • J

      Colin Powell is who I like to see run for President!

      July 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • cjgubernat

      I'm confused but curious. What are 'white standards?' What is 'VERY white?' I do know it's tougher for darker-skinned people to make it in Hollywood. I don't think that can be disputed but 'white standards' sounds pretty insulting. I could be wrong, though, if you care to elaborate.

      July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      I would have happily voted for Colin Powell in the last election, had he ran. Is he black enough for Morgan Freeman? Instead we had Obama (unproven) and McCain (too old). I chose what I thought was the lesser of two evils, as I think many did. I am a Republican and everyone I know who also leans that way are not in the least racist, their disappointment with Obama in general is the drift toward socialism and even more massive debt we are taking on as a country. To insist Republicans are racist, as in all broad stroke statements, only deflects from discussing the real issues with any earnestness.

      July 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  108. kevin

    when I fill out the box that says describe race I check other and write in human

    July 17, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • whaaat

      Not too smart my friend. There are scores of diseases and genetic abnormalities that can be caught using race as a predictor. If I had a patient who came in for dizziness, shortness of breath and jaundice, the first thing I would look at would be race. Sickle Cell Anemia traits are found in 1 out of every 12 African Americans. Likewise, parents of Jewish descent make a baby more prone to Tay-Sachs or Crohn's disease. These are just a small examples of the importance of racial profiling for medical reasons. So pretending like race isn't important is not a very wise decision. No matter how special it makes you feel.

      July 17, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Lynda Jones-Owings

      Kevin, I would have to agree with "whaat" on this. Race is important because of health reasons; personally I feel that is the only arena it should be important in. When asked in a Job applications I feel that is a tool to elimate the candidate off the top. It is a fact however that we are all of the human race and I respect your opinion.

      July 17, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  109. caith culbertson

    Black people are being kept down in America, really?? Has Oprah been kept down? Or Beyonce, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Mariah Carey, Kobe Bryant, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Sean Combs, Bill Cosby and it goes on ad infinitum. And why weren't they kept down, because they did it the hard way. They worked for it!!!!!!!!!! Morgan Freeman, I love watching you act, but YOU have a chip on your shoulder. Get over it!!

    July 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  110. joe

    The ironic thing is he is African-American by definition. Yet he has none of the baggage associated with slavery or any other white man inflicted issues that black claim to keep them down.

    July 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Thurston Howell III

    With respect to a number of posters here, there is more evidence Obama was born in Kenya than there is Jefferson was mixed race. How did that become accepted as fact? (um, to be clear, Obama was born in Hawaii.)

    As to Morgan Freeman's comment, I suppose it is factual, but the real point is that these barriers that Freeman then references certainly exist in large part because people see him as black.

    July 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sweetie

      Possibly because he identieifes himself as black. But what difference does it make? It shouldn't matter if he's black, white, or pea green. The question should be...is he a good President?

      July 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  112. John

    Morgan Freenman is right and wrong on this issue. It is true that America has never had a black President, as in both parents have African or African-American roots. It is not true that he is the first mixed President though. Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Harding and Eisenhower all had a black ancestor. Obama though is half black and half white, which makes hs 50% of African blood the largest total percentage. There are also reports that Coolidge had a black relative but that is more unclear. It's hard to trace lineage for some of the older Presidents, so there could be many more "mixed" Presidents in US history.

    July 16, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  113. Wilben Dahl

    I believe I see a message from the immediate future. Some of those commenting, are suggesting that if Obama is not re–elected it is because of his color or race. How then? did he get elected in the first place?

    July 16, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Do you remember who the other choice was? Personally, I wrote in Cthulhu. Why choose the lesser evil?

      July 16, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  114. Ted

    Barak Obama is NOT a black man. He is a white man with dark skin, based on his mother's race. He is also not a true American black man. His father is from Kenya. He has NO American black roots here. No history. He has never been through much, which explains why is can't do much. It's not anyone's fault but his own. This presidents sucks, but so does Romney, so what are we going to do? I wonder if the entire nation voted for Ron Paul, just to see what would happen, if that would really change things. I mean really change, for once.

    July 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Sad to say but no, even less would get done because the Donts and the Pubes would have their knickers in a bunch and refuse to pass anything he did.

      July 16, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Andre

      Ron Paul again huh? Did anyone actually read his budget? Oh he had a few good things in there. But in what good budget do you kill over 1 million jobs in an economy that is barely sustaining any jobs? Elimination of green energy, Dodd-Frank, pretty much every environmental agency, and the Department of Education? I'm sorry, this budget is going to cost us more in the long run than it will save in the short run; we'll continue to do irreparable damage to our planet thanks to unregulated private sector cost-cutting, and Big Oil and Big Banks will be Bigger than ever. America, good luck to you when that happens.

      July 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Ted... you're a dolt. Obama is phenotypically black and before he was president, when he went anywhere (a restaurant/a store/etc.) he was seen as black and treated as black. He's been an awesome president considering what he's had to deal with, including having to deal with idiots like you.

      July 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      I'm all in for Ron Paul.

      July 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Alain

    To everyone, I am very excited to re-elect President Barack Obama to his second term. He has suffered the most disrespect of any president but he is a black man after all. we are used to being disrespected, discriminated against. Does anyone really believe he was going to be treated differently even as President. I didn't, I am a black man, it doesn't matter how high I go, I will always be looked down by less successful people than I am. And I am a graduate of an ivy league college, a former military officer, and a current law school student and never been on welfare.

    July 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan

      Mr. Alain, perhaps you should sit down and think about the type of person that would see you as second class because you are black,even though you are an accomplished citizen. I really would council you to not stereotype white people. I can tell the difference between a thug and a good neighbor. I have lived in big cities most of my life. I have seen black people say some awful stuff to white people just for the fun of it I guess. So it goes both ways and don't concern yourself with a certain class of white people. I don't concern myself with a certain class of black people. Good luck to you.

      July 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • TSB8C

      Mr. Obama is less than 50% black. But that is irrelevant as to whether he is doing a good or bad job as president. Freeman is correct that Obama is not a "black president" (the intent of this article). Obama must lose re-election due to his policies and failures, not due to anything related to his perceived race.

      July 16, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  116. Gray

    So what, Mr. Freeman. You're not black, either. In fact, no one is. Nor is anyone white. We're all shades of brown...every last one of us. And, surprise! Our blood is all the same color, too. Shame on you for being such a racist.

    July 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  117. hannahfontana

    There are very few pure blacks in the US. Even Mr. Freeman himself is part white.

    But does it really matter? Morgan Freeman, it's time to GROW UP.

    July 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Some Things Never Change

      I think you have missed the point entirely! It is NOT Mr. Freeman that needs to grow up! It is the millions of Obama haters that would absolutely DIE before they would admit the FACT that Obama has already accomplished ten times more than George W Bush ever did simply because they see him as a black man and hence, inferior!

      July 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Josephine32

    Virtually all "black" people born in the US are mixed race. If racial purity is the standard for determining whether
    a president is "black," then the US may never have a"black" president. And
    by the racial purity standard, most of
    its "white" presidents weren't white either.

    July 15, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Shawn L

      Every black person th at has been in this country is at least partially white or other race.

      I love Morgan Freemans acting, but he's wrong on this one. A person is whatever race they think/decide they are in America. We are the land of the mutts.

      July 15, 2012 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  119. CourtneyLovesDisney

    I don't care what his skin color is, he seems like a nice guy but being president isn't the job for him. Time for someone else to have a chance.

    July 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  120. grumpymedic

    Actually, the first black president was Bill Clinton.

    Regardless, Mr. Freeman is correct. He's a very intelligent and open-minded individual.

    And religion is a canceous, twisted mythology.

    July 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  121. ROFL

    Is any black guy NOT gona vote for obama?

    July 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • smitty

      Every black person will vote for him, not once, not twice but three times

      July 15, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  122. JP

    For the LAST TIME! President black, or mixed, Obama isn't "thwarted", as Mr. Freeman mentions, because he is Martian (for all we know). He is not liked BECAUSE OF HIS POLICIES! Any American (who claims to be a TRUE American) looks at the race issues in this country as something our parents and their parents dealt with. We're smart enough to realize that we are all children of Christ, and other than the two-bit, moronic, ignorant racists that remain, the rest of us realize that even if President Obama were purple, we'd still be stigmatized by his POLICIES. It his POLICIES STUPID! POLICIES, POLICIES, POLICIES – shall I say it again!

    July 14, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • JP

      Yes, replying to my own post because there's something squirrelly with CNN's comment applet: My post should have said:

      For the LAST TIME! President Obama isn't "thwarted", as Mr. Freeman mentions, because he's black, or mixed race, or Martian (for all we know). He is not liked BECAUSE OF HIS POLICIES! Any American (who claims to be a TRUE American) looks at the race issues in this country as something our parents and their parents dealt with. We're smart enough to realize that we are all children of Christ, and other than the two-bit, moronic, ignorant racists that remain, the rest of us realize that even if President Obama were purple, we'd still be stigmatized by his POLICIES. It his POLICIES STUPID! POLICIES, POLICIES, POLICIES – shall I say it again!

      July 14, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Anonemouse

      Your head's up a very dark place if you think racism has been dealt with. It's very much alive and well, it just hides in darker corners. Whenever I visit my family in NC (and this is in the more educated areas!), I'm shocked at how quickly their friends devolve into racist comments as soon as they get the least bit drunk and become more honest. It's all there, just better hidden when they're sober. And it's grotesque. Suggesting that it's rare these days is naive at best.

      July 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      You need one of two things. A life or professional help. What's with all the anger my fine christian friend?

      July 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • WrigleySpearmintGum

      You were so logical and reasonable but then you had to bring Christ into it. Shame on You!

      July 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • PrettyDitty

      JP, that's naive. In a country where few if any of the voters actually read the laws that are proposed or passed, or read at ALL for that matter, people are against him because of the propaganda they hear on TV. The USA is still a very racist, bigotted country and I can assure you that here in old Dixie there are plenty of people who consider our President an Uppity N*****.

      July 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      I am a true american -do not lump all Americans as children of Christ – we have freedom of religion in this country – any TRUE American knows that!

      July 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Almanor John

      JP. Your statement is clearly completely wrong on its face. When President Obama presented his Affordable Health Care Plan to the congress, it was almost entirely a Republican plan. It is surely based on Gov. Romney's Massachussets plan and incorporates much of what President Nixon had offered during his second term. The President is not being obstructed due to his policies, He is being castigated due to his race by bigoted and hateful unAmerican members of the House and Senate.

      July 16, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Some People Never Change

      Are you talking about those "bad" policies that are SUCCEEDING and are TURNING this country around with Millions of new JOBS and giving ALL americans the opportunity to receive healthcare, and not just the wealthy? Yes, I see your point! You actually ARE a RACIST...

      July 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bryan

      It's not his policy's that got us into this mess it's what the former president did is what got this free fall mess starting the Iraq war when Afghanistan war was not complete there was no need for for war in Iraq Saddam Hussein kept Iran in check. it was about stealing wealth or growing self wealth. Halliburton is a company that is owned by Bush / Chaney or and they're close friends and they got the biggest contracts for the wars. plus most of the republicans pledged to make Obama a one term president how sad. destroy your own country to destroy a president,if it wasnt for Obama we would be a collapsed country right now. a lot of Obama" policy's are geared to bring this country back to life and give all americans a chance @ the dream. Immigration became a issue when Bush left office republicans started crying about the illegals when we got a new president, John McCain had illegals raising his kids for years until he ran for president and kicked her out and denied that he had illegals in his home until she produced pictures of her him and his family.

      July 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  123. BremertonBob

    What about Monroe? People forget about Monroe.

    July 14, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Aaron Maxwell

      Monroe? Marilyn Monroe was this country's first black president?

      July 14, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  124. coolieuli

    Lets take a look at 'real life': 1. no politician can save your ass in a life/death emergency.
    2. Politics and religion are the causes of all wars.. Humor: Diplomacy (part of politics) then tries to make 'peace' with what it is responsible for in the first place. Major COMEDY show!
    3. Economic Dilemmas: the cause of which is mental insanity, can only be fixed by mentally sane people. No Politician or Banker is mentally sane!
    4. Voters: Wasting precious time in voting booths, and by the very act of voting sign over their personal power to someone they don't even know but, only represents an ideal – which, WILL get crushed sooner or later – Voters: you are also insane ! :)
    5. Life as it is: Your Body is made of Planet Earths ingredients – you paying for a home on the planet that made you – is HILARIOUS and also insane!
    6. Get your asses out of your brains and start living through your 5 senses.

    July 14, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  125. Mr

    I haven't read all of your comments, but I will make an offering of my own. I feel anyone making a comment here doesn't make or earn enough money to even be concerned about "who the next president should be". The government as a whole will continue to tax you, regardless of who's in office, and there's nothing you can do about it short of leaving this country. Your earnings, compared to those that really shape the fate of this country through mulnipulative board game antics, will continued to be the major source of funding each and every project, war, or economic divide (welfare program) to ensure that the "real wealthy Americans and foreign investors stay above the threshold that they allow you to live and seemingly prosper in. The math is simple. "They can tax a few hundred billionaires more or continue to tax most of this country just as they have since the beginning of taxation. Civil War is the only solution to opposing taxes, just as the colonies did in the Revolutionary War. You and I will continue to pay taxes, and so will your children, and your children's children; no matter who our president will be.

    July 14, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
    • WrigleySpearmintGum

      I don't care about politics Mr...I'm just here to belittle people.

      July 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Andy

    So "He is being purposely, purposely thwarted by the Republican Party...... to make sure that he only has one term,'" What a bunch of nonsense? That's the goal of the opposing party in any election. It has nothing at all to do with race.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      Please Andy, No president in history has had every single piece of legislation of appointee blocked, the way this president has. Honestly the funny thing is half of the bills and legislation the republicans have blocked are all republican ideas of the past.

      July 14, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Aaron Maxwell

      Andy wrote:

      "...So "He is being purposely, purposely thwarted by the Republican Party...... to make sure that he only has one term,'" What a bunch of nonsense? That's the goal of the opposing party in any election. It has nothing at all to do with race..."

      The fact that you think that's the goal of the opposing party is a measure of how brainwashed you and most of the rest of the country is when it comes to politics. Do you really think that the 'goal' of our elected representatives is to spend their time bickering and feuding about ideologies instead of working to make life better for the people who elected them?

      Man, you've swallowed the hook, the line, and the sinker, and are just itching to jump into the frying pan.

      July 14, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • grumpymedic

      Mitch McConnell said in October 2010 that his party's primary goal in the next Congress was to make Obama a one-term president. Many Republicans have since gone on the record saying the same thing. It's all over the place. Go look it up.

      God, you're dumb.

      July 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Egerentius

      So it should have nothing at all to do with actually governing anymore. Now its always going to be about opposing the president and not any meaningful compromise and legislation for the good of the people. RIGHT.

      July 15, 2012 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Some People Never Change

      Not related to race, huh? So THAT is why Obama is the FIRST and ONLY president that the GOP has EVER promised to make a one term president NO MATTER WHAT THEY HAVE TO SACRIFICE!????? Yeah, right...

      July 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  127. LJ

    Isn't being a mixed-race individual more difficult then just being "completely black"??

    July 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Dr. Ed Graham

    I believe that our president is a hugely inteligent person giving 100% to help as many Americans as possible. He took over huge problems created by Republicans and is doing the best job possible considering the Republicans sabitage his efforts. The Republicans have domostarted that they truely do not give a 'fig' for the American people.

    I really hope the American voter is inteligent enough to see throught the Republicans crapola come the election!

    July 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker

      Dr. Ed: Obama and his Democrat-controlled Congress has total control in Obama's first two years in the White House. During that time, he racked up more debt than the U.S. has ever had in over 233 years!!! So, you are way off base!!! Too bad a higher education didn't teach you to think analytically, as education is designed to do. You're so enamored with Obama that you refuse to see the truth!!! Perhaps you look like him?

      July 14, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      forcalling yourself thinker you dont do much thinking.

      1st where did you pull the most spent in 233 years garbage from, your azz.. Sorry to tell you but Bush spent twicw as much as Obama has and Bush racked up twice as much debt. Sure the debt higher now then ever because he is the most recent president that inherited the Bush disaster of an economy. The entire world economy was on the brink of colapse. then Obama also put the Wars Bush created on the books, which Bush never did.

      Its real easy to make it look like your not spending money when you run 2 wars off suplimental spending bills. Even with that Bush add more money to the debt then all presidents before him combined. So when Obama took over, sure he was sitting on the biggest debt America has ever had. Mostly created by Bush. But the last 4 years has seen the lowest federal spending by any president in like 50 years without the stimulus at the beginning of his presidency.

      Get your facts straight Thinker before you just start babbling nonsense

      July 14, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  129. SMD

    It's not the color of his skin but his political persuasions that most people who want him out of office do not like

    July 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      ok, what is his political persuasion. Alli see him promoting is one old republican idea after another.

      July 14, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Some People Never Change

      SMD- Yes, people don't want policies that help America, do they? People want Failed GOP policies that already gave us the worst recession since the Great Depression! Oh yes, I can HARDLY WAIT to see the great ecomonic destruction the GOP has in store for us next!...

      July 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  130. caw

    Well if the right wing religious nuts...I mean republicans are right, then can't all blacks and whites trace their ancestry back to Adam and Eve or even Noah. I mean according to that book of lies...eh I mean truth Noah and his family were the sole survivors of the world wide flood.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • TDJ

      Dumb atheists who in their approach to the Bible are more Fundamentalists than Fundamentalists always amuse me.

      July 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • alan

      unsuccessful troll is unsuccessful

      July 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  131. karen bailey

    Please, enough already with the he' black, he's white thing. Anybody who argues the point is racist....he is a human being...please can we get over this race bashing. How about he is a man, she is a woman....why does color have to be in the description?????????????

    July 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Race nis a reality, when you look in the mirror, you can clearly see your race, when others look at you, they can tell an asian from a white. Its reality, you cant deny it... instead of avoiding it, accept it and face facts.

      There is racism in every nation on earth, no one or no nation is immune from it in several varying degrees of course, but race is a factor when speaking of Obama, especially especially for republicans, who are closet bigots.

      July 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • morfiliwr

      This blissful and willful ignorance and dismissal of 'race' is naive at best and can be seen as a form of racism in and of itself. But you DO see 'race' and take stock of it; otherwise, you wouldn't have anything to "look past". Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

      July 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Charlie

    But he IS our first Kenyan president.

    July 13, 2012 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Moron

      July 13, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
    • SnafuBob

      Go back to doing blow with GW Charles...

      July 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • caw

      Well another idiot proving to the world that americans are stupid.

      July 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • ottie ross

      so who is our first garman or italian or english or irish there are not any americans unless you want an american indian so stop the dumb talk.

      July 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • egg

      Is that the best you can do?? To think that your ignorant vote will cancel mine is most upsetting.

      July 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • grumpymedic

      Give us SOLID PROOF that he was born in Kenya. At least Obama has a full birth certificate to show us. What do YOU have to show us? I know...your ability to be inanely STUPID.

      July 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Michael

    If only Morgan would stick to the script. When he wanders, he just becomes another irrelevant comment. Too bad that he's not as cool as the characters he portrays.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Doug

    Morgan Freeman is ignorant. The average "black" American is about 1/4 white, according to DNA results. They're all mixed race.

    July 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  135. John E

    I could care less about his race.

    But sadly the far right both in politics, the media and in the population do care. They care to the point where this president has endured the most amount of disrespect and vitriol that has ever been directed to a president in my lifetime. Some of it has to do with our political system but to say that is the only reason avoids the 800lb gorilla in the room. A various levels whether overt or covert, racism is at the center of this disrespect.

    And before anyone calls me a bleeding heart liberal Obama backer, think again. I think his presdidency so far has failed in meeting the high expectations he set and how he has gone about doing things from his lack of leadership during his crises in the gulf oil spill to how the healthcare debate went from letting non politician experts build something uniquely american to Obamacare that doubles down on the broken health insurance system that is filled with handouts and payouts to all big money stakeholders in exchange for 4-5 good things. I personally won't be voting for him. I am still waiting for all that hope and change personally.

    July 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      who is your alterative to vote for Mitt Romney? Please. Tell me how giving the top 1% more money to stuff in Swiss bank accounts is going to improve our country. Sorry hiring more Chinese in your chinese factories isnt helping the USA in the slightest.

      July 14, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  136. Frank

    At least someone has some brain left.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Mixed

    Most African Americans are mixed. Duh.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      how are they mixed? With what?

      July 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • australian-american

      African-American.... HAHAH LOL LMAO.... yeah righ!! they are Blacks, get it straight!!!

      these blacks in this country are no more "aftrican-american" than I am "european-american"

      July 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  138. mike

    "The RACE is HUMAN...just the colors and hues are different". You dont really believe that do you? from race to race our bodies are different, our hair is different, our brains are different sizes.Our race plays a large part in determining who we are and how we act. Stop with the PC nonsense.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deleon

      "The six races of man have not all survived, but traces of their genetics can be seen in the other races. Originally, as a result of numerous genetic engineering efforts, the six races were what we will term Northern White Man, African Black Man, China Man, Indonesian Man, Gypsy Man, and Angola Man. Angola Man has not survived, passing early and leaving no genetic mark. ...African Black Man also underwent a shock to his system, but not because of climate changes. During the pole shifts the dice did not toss a pole into Africa, but the effects of winds and rain patterns brought dessert conditions. The particular hominoid stock forming Black Man emerged from a portion of the Family of Man that relied on physical skills and social harmony, and this was the legacy Black Man carried when the dessert descended, creeping over his hunting lands until there was less and less to share. Black Man adapted by broadening his embrace to include more of his fellows, and today you see this in the tradition of the extended family in most black communities.

      Black Man's inheritance was a combination of a benevolent large ape which spent a good part of its time basking in groups. Like the Elephant Seal, this ape had no natural enemies, so the population was held in check by surges in the food supply. Sometimes plenty, sometimes dearth. No need to fight, as there was nothing to fight over. The hominoid contribution created the capacity to plan, and did not detract from the ape tendency to social harmony. Larger family circles translated to forced civility for longer periods. Black Man learned to employ violence when outside the family circle, so this acted as a release for repressed rage not allowed to be expressed within the circle. Early Black Man was shaped by those factors, so that those able to suppress their irritability until they could release away from home were kept in the band, and the others expelled where they did not survive to reproduce. Black on black violence occurs, but seldom inside the family circle." Per the Zeta's

      July 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suzie M.

      Way to go, Mr. Racist! This is absolutely astonishing. Glad you posted, though. You've reaffirmed my belief in human trash.

      July 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Dan

    I don't care what race he is. It truly doesn't matter. I don't don't like Obama because he's a socialist.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Dan

      What is a socialist? What is socialism? Tell us.

      July 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Comrade Obama (aka the Socialist)

      Sam – Since you don't know what a Socialist is, I will be happy to educate you (and the other idiots reading this who voted in Comrade Obama). Here it is....

      Capitalism:
      The means of production is privately owned and controlled with only minimal regulatory interference from the state for the purposes of public health and safety. Economic decisions made by millions of independent consumers acting in the marketplace.

      Socialism:
      The means of production is owned and controlled by the state. Private property and business ownership is not permitted. State is in complete control of the economy.

      July 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      dan, um he is not socialist. If he were, obamacare would be single payer public option system like every other 1st world nation. And it would not suport the insurence industry. Also, he would not bail out any companies, he would let them fail, then use government funds to buy them, and make them more ameratocric (sp). he is a capitolist, unlike romney who is a fascist.

      July 12, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Then you must be a Jesus hater, he was a big socialist.

      July 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      well its obvious No one understands what Socialism is, including your definitions Comrade AKA. Your definition of Capitalism is actually closer to what Socialism really is and your definition of Socialism is NOT socialism at all its Communism.

      Tell me, does BMW own its factories. Its in Germany a completely Socialist country.

      If your definition of Socialism is Obamacare then your completely clueless. Obamacare is crony capitalism at its finest. Socialism would of been medicare for all or at least a public option to control cost. Obamacare keeps the insurance industry as middlemen doubling the cost of healthcare. COMPLETE CRONY CAPITALISM

      July 14, 2012 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  140. Geoz

    I'm very excited to vote for, and re-elect President Obama.

    July 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Donovan

    Here we go, around and around about race again. Who cares! Everyone just needs to leave it alone and focus on being a better person and focus on eliminating discrimination (in whatever form) from their own hearts. Casting stones at others only enrages the virus of racism.
    As far as Obama, the only color I see when I look at him is >> RED <<.

    July 12, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • commenter

      WE ALL BLEED THE SAME COLOR, WE ARE ALL THE SAME COLOR ON THE INSIDE BUT WE ARE JUST DIFFERENT SHADES ON THE OUTSIDE. I DONT LIKE OBAMA AND SOME OF THE CABINET MEMBERS AND CONGRESS GOT TO GO. ITS NOT ALL OBAMAS FAULT BUT HE IS TO BLAME FOR SOME OF THE STUFF WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT CONGRESS HALF OF THOSE JOKERS GOT TO GO TO.

      July 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Omar

    Black, white, red, yellow. He's still the Worst. President. Ever.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • ebooggie

      The worst ever? So the previous guy lied to you and tricked you into 2 wars causing countless deaths, helped to facilitate the worst economic crisis since the great depression, took a surplus and made it the biggest deficit ever, but Obama is the worst? Y'all so DAMN STUPID!

      July 12, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      omar

      Whattya been smoking lately?

      July 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Jim

    It's pretty clear that Morgan is far better at acting than he is at political analysis. Whether he's mixed race or not, he's "black" enough that black America voted for him at 90%, almost regardless of any other criteria.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Omar

      I thought he was navy-blue... must of been the lighting.

      July 12, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • mslisac363

      yes black people like to claim us half raced people when we become someone. We all light completed people know dark skined people have always hated us. We got the light skin, hair... and black people always thought we had it easier. I'm very light and had to always fight blacks in school and my kids had the same problem

      July 12, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  144. Richard in Florida

    I would believe everything Morgan says before I would believe one word uttered by Rush!

    July 12, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  145. PandoraDoggl

    How black do you have to be to be "officially" black? President Obama IS black. And President Obama is white. It doesn't have to be an either / or sort of a thing, and if it is, then I doubt very many if any black persons living in the United States today can say they have nary a drop of "white blood" coursing through their veins. I don't think it's very kind to tell a man who identifies as black that he isn't black.

    July 11, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • DREAM15X

      That pretty much sums it up. I am of course, mixed heritage like most Americans. When I am questioned if I am Polynesian or Hawaiian I reply 'yes'. Same answer if someone questions if I am Native American, or Mexican, or Tahitian , just not so important.

      July 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Squeeezebox

      He's still blacker than you Mr. Freeman!

      July 13, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  146. tex

    I'm glad somebody finally said it! I've always asked my friends who are mixed race why they identify themselves as black, that's how they were raised to identify themselves. I have a child who is "technically" half hispanic... I don't know how she'll identify herself, but I will make sure she understands her family history. (German, Spanish, Mexican, French, English)

    July 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiff d

      @Tex Most people who are mix race of black and white were always raised to say they were white because the unwritten one drop rule if you have a drop of black in you, you are considered black. This rule came out when racism ruled the US during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. era, when white and blacks were not allowed to married, so if you were born of mixed race of black and white you were considered black.

      July 12, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • girlyjarhead

      @Tex,
      I know! I was filling out a survey for the military a couple months ago and I was sitting next to this other female Marine, and she is half Phillipina, half white. I saw that she only put "pacific islander" for her race and I asked her why. She said "I only put the minority race". ?? I didn't get that. She's half white. What's so wrong with that anymore? Hell I had to put that I was white, why doesn't anyone else? I am personally tired of the race issue. I wasn't raised like that, I am not raising my kids like that, but it's becoming a huge issue in our society again, sad to say. I wish we as a country (USA) would quit trying to separate ourselves and drive wedges between our differences but come together and embrace our similarities.

      July 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Mickey

    Slave owners made lots of mixed-race babies. They felt they had the right!

    Weren't those slave owners usually white, rich, powerful?

    I like President Obama. Period.

    July 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • nomoeobama

      I was rooting for obama in 2008....NOW I really wish Obama never happened.... period

      July 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Michael R.

    I love how the media calls Zimmerman 'White-Hispanic', but call Obama 'Black'. Pathetic.

    July 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Joe

    Kudos to him for speaking the truth even if it's not 'Hollywood and Mainstream Media correct' – a nice contrast to the racist Chris Rock and his hate filled rant about the 4th of July.

    July 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  150. northernstar

    And we care about Morgan Freeman's opinion WHY ? He is an actor not an intellectual. While I like him as an actor, he only repeats what someone else has written for him. He has stated the obvious, but again who cares. Obama does even get a credit for the incredible task of being elected while not being white from so-called supporters like Freeman. Of course had the Speaker of the House said the same thing about Obama, there would be rioting & burning in the streets. After November perhaps Obama can blame his one-term presidency on Freeman's comment.

    July 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Loren

      Well, Morgan Freeman should know, he's not 100% African heritage either. Anyway, crotchety old men get to say whatever they want, and we should all just nod our heads and say "isn't that nice, he's still with us."

      July 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Meh

    This guy was reportedly screwing teenagers who carry his bloodline and he's talking smack about this?

    July 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  152. steve

    Morgan Freeman is correct about Barack Obama being the first mixed race president. I don't understand what the fuss is about? There's nothing wrong with the term "mixed race". I'm of mixed race and I'm pretty sure President Obama would describe himself as "mixed race". Again, why is Freeman's remark demeaning to anyone?

    July 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wendy

      I'm with you, Steve and Jo An, not sure what the fuss is about. We should really be concentrating on the last part of Freeman's statement... that the Republican Party stated at the beginning of Obama's Presidency... "We are going to do whatever is necessary to make sure that he only has one term,'" Freeman said. "That means they will not cooperate with him on anything. So to say he's ineffective is a misappropriation of the facts." Think about that for a moment! Can't we all just get along? Congress and the Senate are clearly Not Working for The People... they are working for themselves! And, if you had an employee "not" working effectively for your company... they would be Terminated!

      July 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      Thank God- someone who isn't angry,has a (properly) working heart and brain.

      July 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      Thank God- someone who isn't angry,has a (properly) working heart and brain. reply to loren

      July 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • PC

      I'd go back and do some research before declaring Obama our "first mixed-race President". My bet is you'll find several men who had mixed-race backgrounds, Native American, Hispanic, Moorish (old fashioned for Northern African; would be very far back in the family tree).

      All this nonsense about Obana's race is ridiculous. He has NEVER identified himself as white. Read his books and he rejects his white background and comes down firmly on the side of blacks and Muslims.

      July 12, 2012 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  153. Brendan

    I thought Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream was that his children would be judged by the content of their character NOT the color of their skin.

    July 11, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • ciemma

      Honey that was his dream. Your point? Unfortunately, it is still just that, a dream.

      July 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Walter

      Sadly, people don't think their character should be judged and it does.

      July 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • mslisac363

      what did king ever do? other than march and sleep around. my black dad open his 1st business, a gulf service station where he served black and white.... King was marching in the street saying blacks could do nothing. My dad was in business for 36 years. sick of this black thing.

      July 12, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  154. michAEL

    from a man that said HE is GOD, or that GOD created himself in Morgan's image! no vanity or ego involved i don't guess...

    July 11, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • lean6

      I like Morgan Freeman as an actor, but he has really established himself as a real quack over the past few years. He really thinks the world of himself and the value of his own opinion. Life is a script to this guy, and he takes artistic license with everything...meaning he has a very uncommon and unorthodox sense of reality. Strikes me as a stereotypical pothead.

      July 11, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • silvergryphon

      Michael honey, he was playing a movie role..... not claiming to be GOD.

      July 14, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  155. mr lapage

    We can burn our Bob Marley records too, dont forget his white father!

    July 11, 2012 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
    • ladyjfabulous

      The difference is that Marley is black because of his mother. You are what your mother is through mitochondrial DNA. Only a black woman can make a black child.

      July 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  156. scd550

    Reblogged this on Being Me.

    July 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • bjlee

      who cares what this bag of crap says he is screwing his own step granddaughter for gods sake. I dont even know why he is famouos. He is a disgrace to america morgan freeman the letch.

      July 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  157. TPF

    Our first black President was Bill Clinton. Just ask Monica how big that thing was!

    July 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Beechwwod1

    So, the Republicans won 't give Obama a break because he's half BLACK and the great thinking actor, Morgan Freeman won't give him a break because he's half WHITE. Whats up with That ????

    July 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • monae75

      Obama is NOT half Black he is half Kenyan. Believe me if you called a Kenyan Black he or she will be very offended.

      July 11, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  159. Sid

    I always thought I was white.,but now I am concerned after reading a lot of these comments,,,I have a lot of freckles,,,so what am I really???

    July 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  160. judy

    I agree with jo an the race is HUMAN – the colors and hues are different... :) Once we all get that the world will be a better place....

    July 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven Gaynor

      Thanks, Judy – yours is the best answer.

      July 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiff d

      Judy you are absolutely right that we are human race first and color second but I don't think we as human beings will ever get it.

      July 12, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  161. Mike Buck

    Brenda Joyce writes "We all come from Adam and Eve." Thanks for the FOX NEWS update!

    July 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard in Florida

      I think Adam was green and not from a place around here!

      July 12, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  162. Andrew

    Steve, thank you for pointing out the fact the my spelling was incorrect. Tnk ar edumacation systum tht wis cit buy the Repugnints ovr the list 3 dickades.

    July 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Keeto

    When will there be a Black" President then? cause by this time in the US's history, are there many "Pure" black women and men? How would you know? DNA tests woudl be the only way at this point.. Damn,I cant even say I am 100% white... I may have middle eastern blood or even Hispanic or african blood, who knows or who cares.. I like Obama Black , white , mixed, or watered down.. he's my president..

    July 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rhonda

      After doing some genealogical research, I have discovered that a "Bunch" line came over from England, and this person's dna shows a link to Africa. They think he was mixed race, and that the family mixed with the Indians once he got here. I guess that makes me "mixed race" if my mixed race ancestor sailed here in the 1600s? I am as white as they come, blonde hair green eyes, freckles, and I can't tan, I just get more freckles. Just goes to show, you don't really know. And by the way, Obama's mother descends from the same line. Hers from Samuel Bunch and mine from James back in the early 1700s. If you have any genealogical lines that go back two or three hundred years, in America, you might be surprised at what you find.

      July 11, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
    • tiff d

      Kudos Keeto!! I myself just found out through research I have more white in my than black

      July 12, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  164. Johnnie

    In the past several years political America has lost focus on its basic prosperous principles and rather sucked into the seductive rituals of divisive politics, race, greed, money, evil polarization against another. This country has come afar from the stigmata of slavery and thought by this may never be seduced by haunting images and character, but rather appears there were remnants of hateful elements waiting to awaken us of our past. We have entered into an era that appears more dangerous than ever and the temptation do whatever it takes without being motivated by our past glories is haunting of what lies ahead. Are we as one nation under God, in God we trust, convinced together still share the belief of “from sea to shining seas”? Are we that same people or divided? Where did the road turn? Are we in Pleasantville America ?

    July 10, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      In a way rich Americans do have slaves again.

      they are called chinese workers. but instead of bringing the slavesto the work, they just brought the work to the slaves in their country

      July 14, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  165. Joronshawn Washington

    Someday we is all going to be biracial and this will free up the dumBer people to think new thoughts and have new worries. Maybe someone can find a cure for polio.

    July 10, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam Brooke

      What has this to do with the article? You seem to have forgotten yourself in your dream like state. My suggestion is to think your comments out before you write. You end your sentence with hopes for a cure for polio! Clearly, you are sadly lacking in concentration and simply an uneducated person trying to fit in. Now, run along so people who want to comment about the article do not have suffer your ignorant behavior.

      July 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Orion58

      Dude we've had a cure for polio for quite some time now... You may need to grab a history book and update yourself.

      July 11, 2012 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
    • BritMom

      My dear...a cure for Polio has been found. Perhaps you should retake your history class after all reading is "fundamental as they always say. Also, it is "we are" not "we is". I think you are mistaken is assuming that you are one of the educated elite. Whether or not we all end up with similar pigmentation in the future is irrelevant. The greater concern is a nation of morons who don't know basic history and can't conjugate verbs in their mother tongue while worshiping at the alter of mediocrity. A bleak future indeed.

      July 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin

      Actually there is no cure for polio. There is however a vaccine for polio. BIG difference. You aren't likely to get polio these days, but if you do there are treatments, but most assuredly no cure.

      July 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      We have a cure for Polio? Since when? I know we have a vacination to keep from catching polio and that polio is so rare now that young people today in America dont need to be vacinated for it anymore. But i dont think its possible to cure someone that has polio.

      July 14, 2012 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  166. Mtebe Matongo

    Morgan: perhaps you should continue acting and make no more stupid comments. How many pure blood Africans are there in the US after some 400 years of slavery? And why the sudden interest in genetics? You are not even a pure blood yourself.

    July 10, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • monae75

      Sorry sir/madam you must not understand him. I am what they call an African American(not what I call myself) and African American is an American whose ancestry comes from American slavery. A person who is half Caucasian American and half Kenyan does not create a traditional AA. Hence President Obama being referred to as Bi-Racial.

      July 10, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Nah

      You should practice what you try to preach. Stop jumping on the bandwagon, this is one of the few celebrity comments made that is not completely riddled with idiocy.

      July 10, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • DontPretend

      There were not 400 years of slavery...started 1610, ended 1865...do the math and quit listening to Rev Jesse.

      July 10, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  167. Robert Whitaker

    Hmmm... All this "genetic talk" caused me to think of an interesting fact: I think the primary criteria for becoming President of the U.S.A. is having "Rh Negative" blood.

    Investigate.

    July 10, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  168. Twgloege

    Mr. Freeman is a smart guy and is 100% correct.

    July 10, 2012 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Aurora

      You are completly positively correct on mr freeman comment for Mr Obama ?

      July 10, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  169. blessedgeek

    Morgan Freeman was the first black President in "Deep Impact".

    July 10, 2012 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan Quigley

      I see a lot of emotional statements about Obama. Can no one be objective? He follows a president who in my opinion is arguably one of the worst and inarguably the truly dumbest we have ever had. In that sense, Obama is still a breath of fresh air and a welcome change. Is he a great president? I truly do not think so. His mediocrity is amazing. How can people get so worked up about his mediocre religious views, middle of the road race, centrist political position (not liberal or conservative), do-nothing foreign policy, judicial picks no fair-minded person could object to, and economic policies that excite no center-of-the roader? The guy is as take-no-chances mediocre as can be! He's not worth a single line of hype or even comment.

      July 10, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Yoshi Togukawa

      Morgan is of mixed race himself. He was not the first Black President either

      July 10, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • BILLY EDENS

      Morgan is a moron on politics...a good actor though...he does not realize the Repub's had little say in the first two years of POTUS's term. Morgan is blaming others which is litttle "o"'s theme...get some balls...girls?

      July 10, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      Dan quigley..

      So your saying W Bush was a smarter president then Obama. Come on. You cant call Obama the dumbest president when we've had george W Bush as a president. The coke addict in Chief. Sorry bud the the guys that mow my lawn are smarter then W Bush.

      July 14, 2012 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      Alright i know im going to regret asking. How did W Bush create Obama, Mike h.

      because he was elected after Bush and anyone who won the Democratic nomination was going to win the presidency that year? because everyone hated Bush?

      July 14, 2012 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  170. Bryan Micon

    He's not our first WAR CRIMINAL president either. We've had many of those.

    July 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  171. The boy from Bankahoe

    And they haven't cooperated with him on one thing! He extends a hand in bi-partisanship and they fill it with dung and slap it back in his face. But what's disturbing is that he continues to turn the other cheek. He should have came off the podium and clocked both Wilson and Munro.

    July 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Tola

    Reblogged this on In My Mind It Makes Sense and commented:
    A friend of mine commented on this and Mr. Freeman a crazy, senile old man. I wouldn't call him crazy and senile, if you really think about it, Mr. Freeman is being objective about the facts surrounding the birth and life of Mr. Obama.

    The fact is, race is a dicy issue in this country. It's mor complex than anyone of us (myself included) is willing to acknowledge sometimes. We invent these neat little boxes to fit everyone in and it doesn't actually work. When we look at the history of race in America, and around the world for that matter, we find that it's largely a social construct that gets decided on by the power system of the aristocrats and oligarchs of those respective societies.

    Ironically, yes, I will likely continue to call Obama the first Black President because that's what the media culture of this country has labelled him as, but I will also remind myself that that description, like so many other quick stick labels, is terribly inaccurate.

    July 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  173. GK

    I love Morgan Freeman. And by his logic and the media's logic on Zimmerman, Obama is White Black. Why won't the media start calling him what he is?

    July 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron_of_Portsmouth

      "White-Black"? What a strange moniker. But it goes to show how this country's citizens have become so affected in its thinking by this disease called "racism". By Morgan's definition of "Black", he nor a huge percentage of what are often called in this era as "African-Americans" are "Black". My dad tried to attend a white church in Mississippi in the 60's and despite his extremely light complexion he was defined as "Black" and denied entry. You can call yourself whatever you want, but if you are of immediate African Ancestry you are "Black" according to the social codes of this country. So to Morgan and others I say we stop playing this game of what to call ourselves or others. As for myself, I'm quite content to be described as "Black"-I'm weary of calling myself different things from one era to the next. I'm "Human" and a Baha'i first and foremost.

      July 10, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  174. Cathy

    I am glad someone finally spoke the words. He is not the first black president, he is mixed. It does not take away from all he has done and will do. But I am glad someone had the guts to say it. Love you Morgan!

    July 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      All he's done? Such as?

      July 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jackie

      As a biracial person i am so happy that Mr. Freeman stated the truth. I love Obama but was so tired of hearing that he is the first black president. Like me, his mother was white and she should be acknowledged. Why should his Caucasian side be overlooked? I do not think Mr. Freeman said anything wrong...he is just stating a fact.

      July 10, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • jackie

      As for "all he's done"? My daughter now has health insurance with my company because she is under 26 yrs old and she couldnt afford it with her job. So yes, to me that's a lot!

      July 10, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  175. Thinking out loud

    Yes, Obama is mixed race. He is white, arabic, and black. Not white/african american.

    July 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • D. Carter

      I really don't care what race he is or isn't-he is a BAD president that is burying America in debt. He needs replaced by anyone with some money management skills. Where did he come from anyway??? Was he even qualified for this job? Sure don't see it.

      July 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jjefson

      And from where from hell this "Arabic" thing came Mr. A h0le
      Muslims can be from anywhere.
      USA, Indonesia, India, China too
      Obama was born Christian as his mother ...fathers do not matter what they are. He was named Hussein though which can be ignored.

      July 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      d Carter

      id say he's problably the most qualified president we've had since H W Bush. He was a community organizer. Isnt that what governing is communty organizing. Its not the Corporation of the United States. Last i checked its the United States of America. Think that includes the poor and middle class too

      July 14, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  176. CueBallSTL

    Hey Morgan, Republicans didn't say that because Obama was black, or mixed race, or tall, or a smoker, or anything else like that. They said it because of his liberal platform. Are you so ignorant as to think that Democrats aren't saying the same thing when a Republican is elected?

    July 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Hey CueBallSTL, where did he say it was because of his race? It's not Morgan's fault that Republican Party of 2012 is about as racist as a KKK rally.

      And please enlighten us to the last time there was a Republican president and the Democrats came out the woodwork on day 1 with "we're determined to make him a one term president".

      Let's not forget that since they've been doing that for nearly 4 years, very little has changed. Thanks Republicans. What the USSR couldn't do in 80 years, you all have done in 12: completely obliterate the US from within.

      July 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      So why do they oppose him even for stuff that the Republicans formerly supported? Your point is total BS, and we all know it. Too liberal. Please. Obama is barely left of center.

      July 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • CueBallSTL

      Alex, I'm sure you'll back up your claims of racism with facts, correct? Morgan's comments were all made in the context of Obama's race, so it doesn't take a genius to see that he's implying that it's racially motivated (and you even support that by your claim of racism). Let's remember, it takes two equally stubborn parties to have a stalemate. Liberals are equally to blame. For the record, I'm Libertarian, so hard-liners from both Democrats and Republicans can smoke a turd for all I care.

      July 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dk76

      like it or not Republicans are either plain out racist or a racist in denial...they truly believe in white power

      July 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      Cueballs, what is this Liberal platform he's on? is it his republican healthcare plan, the never ending wars he's continued? oh, maybe keeping Guantanamo bay open? could it be the phama give away that killed the public option before it was even debated. Maybe the fact that he's spent less federal money then any president in the last 50 yrs, not counting the stimulus. Could it be the Zero regulation put on Wall Street since they colapsed the world economy? Or his appointment of Wall street insiders to all key jobs like Tim Geicner.

      yeah, he's as liberal as they come

      July 14, 2012 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  177. bsg

    Meadow muffin?? nothing more to say...Sherri said it all..thank you Sherri

    July 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  178. soican

    Love you Morgan!!!!!!

    July 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Gordak

    This foolish humans still judge people on the amount of pigmentation in their skin, they will be easy prey to conquer

    July 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Trigger

    Anyone ever think about the fact that color plays no part? Who cares? Do something to benefit your country and I will be impressed. They gave him the Nobel Peace Prize for what? They have made this a racial isuue, it did not start that way. Rmember CHANGE and THE MOST TRANSPARENT WHITE HOUSE EVER? Now it's more of the same and executive privilege to cover for another buddy. Seems the Obama white house is no better than the rest, time to try another, hopefully he is not just a talking head too. GOD BLESS THIS COUNTRY AND THOSE WHO DEFEND IT!

    July 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  181. meadow muffin

    Muslems attacked your country, so you elect a Muslem to run it...you AAA rating is gone, your unemployment rate is the highest it's ever been, you housing rates are in the toilett, people are loosing their homes to forclosure..Sorry you can't blame Bush for this...Barack Hussein Obama has had 4 years to tear your country apart and he has accomplished just that. You should re-elect him.(sarcasim) I just shake my head at the Great Ole USA.WAKE THE F UP PEOPLE

    July 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      Meadow muffin, please please learn to spell or at least use a spell check. It makes it very hard to read your message much less take it seriously when you have so many things mis-spelled. And the foreclosure rate was bad before he got elected. Unemployment was bad before he was elected. He inherited a mess. I think you are the only one who does not know that.

      July 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      Thanks for proving his point. Muslims attacked our country under Republican watch. The economy is in the toilet (yes, that is how you spell it) because of Bush and all of the opposition Obama has faced. Oh, and Obama is Christian, but keep spreading your ridiculous Internet-based myths because you are a racist.

      July 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • dk76

      here's a clear example of a republican racist.

      July 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      Meadow Muffin – like Sherri said – it's hard to take anything you say seriously! You couldn't spell your way out of a paper bag! Obama is not perfect but he has been up against the Republican roadblock since day one! The Tea Party Republicans don't care about our country. All they care about is making sure Obama is a one term president! That is beyond pathetic! What I don't understand is why the mainstream Republicans don't come out and take back their party!!! Why are they so silent!???????

      July 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      All the things Muffin you rattled off were problems created by Bush, or were you on medication in 2007. About the only thing Obamas been able to work on is to try and keep America out of a 1930 style great depression.

      As for the muslim thing. Tell me how the muslims rigged the building with thermite explosives and i'll believe the Bush independent 9-11 commisssion, yeah right haha. Explain building 7. Sorry aready been proven by many scientic that thermite explosives were used from the dust that was all over. They've even figured out that it was a Nano thermate only produced in labs. A controled substance and that its a kind of thermate that you or me could not make in a garage.

      But im sure we will just keep teaching our children the Government Lie. Just like the magic bullet theory. So in 25 more years we can have another Coup of the American presidency

      July 14, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  182. dave

    Yes morgan is right. Obama is half white/black. Republicans after publicly saying they would do anything to limit him to one term have been true to their words, to the detriment to the economy and the american people whom they supposedly serve.

    July 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Buh Bye Good Old Boys... oops I mean GOP

    The Good Old boys Party, aka the GOP

    Is an aging group and soon they, and many of america's closed minded, put your fingers in your ears and ignore reality problems will hopefully be gone soon.

    Age gracefully gentlemen and future crazy cat ladies of the Good Old boys Party!

    July 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  184. How white

    "and she was white – very white American, Kansas, middle America" ha! Am I the only one who didn't know there were degrees of white? I'm fascinated, I need to learn more about this 'whiteness'. I'm from Iowa, which is kind of like Kansas only whiter. Would you say I am whiter than say a white person from Maine? I have brown hair and eyes though. Does that lessen my whiteness, am I more taupe? If I'm taupe, should I vote differently? Any light you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated.

    July 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Ruminate

    Our culture and country are both very unique. WE HAVE A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT ONE GROUP IS INFERIOR TO ANOTHER, WHILE ONE GROUP IS SUPERIOR TO ALL! I have only one question to ask, " What is really going to matter when you are six feet under, or just ashes, and only a memory to those who knew you"?

    Taxes
    Money
    Power

    In the end all temporal items or states of being or just that TEMPORAL!

    July 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idan

      Good comment by Mr Freeman. If we are going to say that there are "races",and not fall in the logic of racists, then Obama is of Mixed race because he has a white mother and an african father . In many countries of the word he is considered as a mixed person. that is a fact. .In that case, I would say that there are also hundreds of races, because there are hundreds of different types of people. In Europe northern, eastern and southern europeans are completely different, skin color, features, eyes colors. A norvegian has nothing in common with a greek or a german nothing with an italian.or a romanian. Among Blacks, Africans, Melanesians and West indians don't look alike, maybe all have dark skins but that is it. Latin americans are very different as well. all kind of mixtures there.Asians, Pacific islanders, in some places they look alike but a lot of mixture there too. Although there are different types of people, they all part of the human race, have the same number of cells, chromosomes, etc..The word race has been used before the formation of countries in Europe by the nor the normands and others during their invasion of other lands in what is called the south of Europe today, to distinguish themselves from others. They were tall, blond, blue eyes and the romans, celts, greeks were shorter than them, dark skin, dark haired and had different facial features, head shape etc The word race has been changed since then in America around the 18s century to divide people, to take advantage of others economically based on skin color. There is one human race and when people die they all turn into ashes, and they look grey.. It is time for people to educate themselves and see that race is a social construct and a divider.nothing more. THis body that we have is just a vehicle, stop treating others differently because of the way they look. See what is unifying us as a human race!!

      July 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Lil' Bork

    My wish for our country is to begin to reverse this infectious polarization. It's great to have multiple viewpoints on matters. But, we are 1st Humans, 2nd Americans, and only then a particular political party affiliate. Try flipping back and forth between Left and Right Wing News/Propoganda programs. It's really sad to consider that many people only watch one or the other. They are each telling half truths. Maybe we should simply schedule a fight to the death in a caged ring between Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Sean Hannity of Fox News. Perhaps then both sides would just relax and try to live in peace.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Andrew

    See Republicans don't have an original ideas, they will steal the current of the president then repackage the ideas. When the Republicans pass their health care bill this will allow the insurers and doctors to held not be accountable for their actions of over charges, or responsibility. There will be no health care for the poor period or middle class. Republicans have stalled the president at every turn. Mitt Romney will sell America to the highest bidder a foreign body. Romney has already stated he will cut more education funding for teachers plus police and fire services.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Clearly you are on the goverment gravy train. I can tell by your post your a moron. Wake up and take some responsibility for yourself and quit asking me to pay for it. Lazy A55!!

      July 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Andrew, it would behoove you to learn the English language. Or at least take a second to recognize what you are typing, instead of just rambling along about a bunch of issues that you don't seem to know a thing about.

      July 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Union Workers United

    STOP Obama's war against Medical Marijuana Patients – Support UFCW Local 770
    http://www.ufcw770.org/cannabis

    July 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  189. NYCmike

    We don't need some super wealthy guy running the country. He's part of the 1% and does not care about us. Think about it......

    July 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • michaelmoore

      Someone who understands economics and business OR someone with ZERO economics or business knowledge. It showed when Obama had his meeting with business CEOs to talk about strategies for creating jobs: Obama stunned them by his sheer ignorance for such a president. Obama knows a teleprompter and Chicago thug politics - that is it.

      To be in the 1%, you need to make $300K + a year. Obama is a 1%er smart guy.

      July 11, 2012 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  190. Isis

    Screw his race. This man gave the orders to shoot and kill Osama bin Laden, ( Which no president has been able to do obviously, kinda makes me think and worries me alittel bit) and he's gotten us universal healthcare for 2014. Gas is no longer $4.50 where I live, and you guys want to say he hasn't done anything? Bush put us in this mess spending my tax dollars on a war that was "supposed" to last 6 months it's been what? 9 years now.... it seems people love misery.

    July 9, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Luisa

      oh poor Isis, how ignorant you are! Learn to read past the headlines. You poor thing, don't understand anything about government.

      July 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • SeriouslyReally

      Morgan Freeman should shut up. Guy hasn't done a decent movie since Shawshank Redemption.

      July 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mel

      Obama just happened to be President when Osama was killed. Why don't you try giving the Military the praise for that one? Obama has done absolutely nothing fruitful since being in office. If he could just accomplish one thing, it would be amazing ....

      July 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boca Bill

      Gas is under $4.50 because of crisis in Europe and their ability to pay the going rate. No American has a darn thing to do with that.

      July 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Ummm... Isis? Dunno if you remember, but when he was sworn in, national average for gas was under $2. Congratulations on him getting it to double that!

      July 11, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • james40926

      So the global economic slow down, the fact that Brazil is energy independant and one of the highest groth economies. Americans switching to more gas efficent cars, and europe economy in the trash so everyone there is trading their money for dollars. None of that has to do with bringing down gas prices?

      honestly who cares about Osama Bin Ladan. the guy was a made up bad guy to put on the wanted poster. Obama just used the Bush lie to make himself look good. Now the lie never ends. Magic bullet theory all over again 50 year later.

      July 14, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  191. ww

    Oh come on people. Don't forget the one drop rule. Besides if you ask any white person what Obama's race is, they will tell you he's black. They will make no distinction between him and Morgan Freeman. If Obama were single, he would not be introduced to any white daughters.

    July 9, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • albert

      ww, not only will white people consider him black, but most blacks consider him only as black and forget he's half white. like tiger woods, no one sees him as a half asian golfer. he's only a black golfer.

      July 9, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  192. Sue

    I think it would work better if we elected people that were willing to work with the President. What difference does it make if he is white or black. There are a lot of poor blacks and a lot of poor whites that would probably benefit from the elected officials working together instead working to get which ever democrat or republican is in office out. This is the same thing that happened to Pres. Bush, Pres Clinton, They only become bad Presidents, because everything they try to accomplish is shot down by the oppsing party.

    July 9, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  193. Kemikal

    Wow! I thought racism was a lost art, but it's very clear that many of you have perfected it. Definitely shows that you are followers!! Keep following, see how far that get's you. Can't believe they still make racists!!! Classic!

    July 9, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  194. Joe

    Morgan

    You're right. Obama identifies with the black race only when it suits his political ambitions.

    Just consider the cabinet secretaries of America's white ex-presidents – majority were white. Sadly, Obama who got almost 85% of the black ballots is maintaining the status quo, with the vast majority most of his appointees WHITE.

    Even Collin Powell, who openly supported Obama over the Republican candidate, didn't stand a chance in Obama's historic cabinet. Obama rather opted for Gates and Clinton, white folks as his Secretaries of Defence and Foreign respectively.

    What message was Obama sending across to the many qualified black Americans? Well, the answer is simple. "Qualified, hardworking black Americans are a rarity", simple. How sad!

    July 9, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  195. sandy

    And the fact is that it doesn't matter. He could be an alien and the GOP would still swear he's a Muslim born in Cuba, whose only agenda is to destroy the good ole USofA.... as if they haven't already done that.

    July 9, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  196. Gigi

    Finally someone has it right....he's a man of color. America has it's first person of color as our president. As a mother of two biracial children of color, I applaud Mr. Freeman stating the facts. I will continue to raise my children to have pride in both their heritages, but I will never label them as black because I'm not. I only wish society will stop doing it for them as well. I want my children to be free to be who they are. I understand labels exist, I want them to choose their own.

    July 9, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  197. Shad Mujib

    Interesting prospective.

    July 9, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  198. docdcox

    Funny, I thought clinton was first black president! Maybe we should ask the black congressman that thought Guam would flip over and capsize what he thinks.Or maybe the black congresswoman that wears the lampshade hat and sez Trayvon Martin was hunted like a dog. Really?

    July 9, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  199. sam

    Yes he is right, right he is not treated by republicans.

    July 9, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  200. Lou Cypher

    I agree that he's only half-black, but judging by his administration it seems like the white-half is the one that is president.
    Aside from CLINTON's Health Care Reform, Barry has been Bush III.

    July 9, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  201. ken

    Michel Martin does the US a huge disfavor simply by having air time. Her show is, and always has been, white-hating and devisive. NPR gives this creature a platform for her racist dialogue, which is shameful enough, but giving also a drunken, senile actor with no moral values at all an additional platform to squirt his psycho-babble on America is intolerable! Go climb back underneath your rock, Michel, and take your friend with you. We're tired of smelling your vomit.

    July 9, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  202. Read this post

    Obama promised no tax increases yet passed the affordable health care act a.k.a "unaffordable tax act" the biggest single tax increase in u.s history a flat tax across the nation

    Statistics show that the average American family makes $55,500/year

    Not bad when put on paper but let's look at your obligations

    without insurance your family is taxed $2,150 (max cap) equals 4% of income

    Medicaid, Social Security, Federal And State Taxes take another 18-22%

    Add inflation which is 3%/year

    $55,000/year-4%AHA-18%Taxes-3%inflation=$40,376.25

    Government takes home =$13,875.00 or 4 months out of a year

    $13,875.00 is 145% above the poverty level.

    Now 40,376.25 might still seem like good money to most but think about it.......

    You paid government debt before your own.

    What could you have done with that extra 13,875.00?

    Take a much needed vacation? pay some bills? sretirementr retirment?

    More Math! 13,875.00 x 45 (workyears) =$624,375.00 in cash.

    If you had invested your money and gained an average of 10% a year you would have nested over 2,000,000.00 that's right 2 MILLION!

    Why am I sharing these numberbecauseyou? becuase i believe Americaning american citizen should have more say on his/her money we are taught to not overspend and nfinancialnto finacial trougovernmentr governemtn can't seem to get it right and they believe taxing citizens to deanswer the awnser. We could have a much stronger economy and wealthier nation if we stand up to big government and take back what was yours in the first place or you can spend 12.5 years working just for the Government aisn'tif that isn't enough to make you tahere'stion heres more

    Excise Tax
    Estate Tax
    Sewage Tax
    Consumer Durables TAX & Non Durables TAX (toys, clothes, drinks, diapers etc)
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    Stand up and say enough is enough this is thopportunityppertunity we allopportunitiesppertynity to become wealthy and we can do it without working extreme hours. Put the lid on your cbecausear becretirement retirment time your gonna be left with CRUMBS!

    July 9, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
    • READ my post

      sorry i dont know why cnn changed my post to giberish heres the real post...
      Obama promised no tax increases yet passed the affordable health care act a.k.a "unaffordable tax act" the biggest single tax increase in u.s history a flat tax across the nation

      Statistics show that the average American family makes $55,500/year

      Not bad when put on paper but let's look at your obligations

      Without insurance your family is taxed $2,150 (max cap) equals 4% of income

      Medicaid, Social Security, Federal And State Taxes take another 18-22%

      Add inflation which is 3%/year

      $55,000/year-4%AHA-18%Taxes-3%inflation=$40,376.25

      Government takes home =$13,875.00 or 4 months out of a year

      $13,875.00 is 145% above the poverty level.

      Now 40,376.25 might still seem like good money to most but think about it.......

      You paid government debt before your own.

      What could you have done with that extra 13,875.00?

      Take a much needed vacation? pay some bills? sretirementr retirment?

      More Math! 13,875.00 x 45 (workyears) =$624,375.00 in cash.

      If you had invested your money and gained an average of 10% a year you would have nested over 2,000,000.00 that's right 2 MILLION!

      Why am I sharing these numbers with you? Because i believe american citizens should have more say with his/her money we are taught to not overspend and financial responsibility why can't the government seem to get it right? they believe taxing citizens to death is the awnser. We could have a much stronger economy and wealthier nation if we stand up to big government and take back what was ours in the first place or you can spend 12.5 years working just for the Government if that isn't enough to make you take action maybe these will

      Excise Tax
      Estate Tax
      Sewage Tax
      Consumer Durables TAX & Non Durables TAX (toys, clothes, drinks, diapers etc)
      ______________
      ______________
      ______________
      ______________

      Add your own taxes here

      Stand up and say enough is enough this is the land of opportunities we can become wealthy and we can do it without working extreme hours. Put the lid on your cookie jar or come retirment time your going to be left with CRUMBS!

      July 9, 2012 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  203. John

    As a mixed person I have some freedom to speak. If race shouldn't matter, then these comments are racist. Further, Thomas Jefferson may have been the first mixed president, and Morgan freeman is also quite likely to have white ancestors. In addition many consider Barack to be black, others (people who are blackerer) may consider him to be white or worse yet, less black. Therefore perception of race is subjective and illogical. Even thinking these thoughts was a massive waste of energy and we're all less intelligent after hearing and considering them. What difference could it possibly make?

    The point I'd like to make is that Morgan Freeman most certainly is a talented actor, but his disillusionment with his own grandeur and importance is laughable, and I mean that in that at first when readin this article I assumed his comments must have been part of a stand up comedy schtick. Morgan's time would be best served removing the giant stick that must be lodged deeply up his ass.

    July 9, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
    • humberto

      Who cares what color you are, there's a reason it you people more than 300 years and you still didn't figure it out.

      July 9, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  204. Life

    we all have the right to our opinion.He said he is not 100%black that's true that's all . Has nothing to do with race it self or who is a better president ?We can not go back we all need to respect and accept each other. We all want the best for our generations with good education better jobs and have a safe America . Tolerance it is a gift . We all live in this wonderful Nation . A good or a bad president ? Still our president ? We hope for a better tomorrow with people with dignity but also we all need to be better citizens you all have a good week and God bless America

    July 9, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  205. Susieqbeme

    Mr. Freeman you are correct! Peiple forget (both parties) that O had a white mother, and the correct discription would be "mullato"

    July 9, 2012 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Akbi

      Black/white republican/democrat. It's all one and the same. Your vote doesn't matter. The policies will remain the same to ensure world dominance.

      July 9, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  206. realist

    "The truth" a betgter name would be the oppinion

    July 9, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  207. realist

    No one pirson is black or white. all humans are one race regardless of hair , eye or skin color we need to see past the racechal barrers and see people for ther actions and what thay stand for

    July 9, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      WOW! Have you told "science" about this yet? They do not realize they have had it all wrong all this time. Say, with scientific news like that you can get a Nobel prize! You know they give those to anyone these days. . . .

      July 9, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • alfonds

      Quit making excuses-------

      July 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  208. realist

    No actually its people like you who are too stubborn and arrogant to listen to another oppinion.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  209. Carl

    Morgan Freeman is getting more and more senile, saying that Obama is not the first black president but the first mixed president, when in fact, Freeman and many black Americans are mixed with European ancestry due to our black history.

    The media quotes him as if he has some type of black calculation patented formula! That's a lot of expected power for an actor who makes his money being a side-kick actor.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  210. realist

    No actually its people like you who are two stubborn and arrogant to listen to another oppinion.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  211. realist

    P.s im also in highschool and i still know more than the people at fox "news"

    July 9, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Akbi

      I was in the states this past week and couldn't turn off fox news. Bunch of clueless idiots. I was looking for a colored news anchor but had no luck. Bunch of dumb blondes reading off cue cards.

      July 9, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  212. realist

    The countrys problems started with bush sr. and went down hill from there. president obama has been given too little credit for what he has done. republicans , the GOP , and fox news are preventing him from acheving his goals (sutch as education reform)we are 25th in math and science. our economy is in the toilet because of outrageous millitary funding for two useless wars caused be g.w.bush And his cabnit. g.w.bush took over 200 vacations during his first 2 years in office president obama took less than 70 because of the fact that bush screwd us all over. the tea party is being fuled by propoganda from fox by people sutch as glen beck. rush limbah and shawn hanady to the point where im afrade its going to cause a civle war. obama hav been stedaly increasing job growth for hundreds of thousands of americans and not outsourceing like mitt romny. so realy if your going to blame anyone blame the un educated people who beleve evreithing thay hear on tv or the radio who dont look up the facts of whats going on.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Pb

      Are you kidding me? Answer me this....What policy did Pres. Obama initiate to grow jobs here in the US & How exactly is Mitt Romney going to outsource jobs if he is elected president? Companies have to move operations overseas just to survive. You can't have a government that vilifies wealth, rampantly creates regulatory hurdles , maintains the 2nd highest corporate tax rate on the planet & expect companies to grow & create jobs in the US. Pres. Obama has done nothing but make it harder for companies thrive in America. Reduce taxes & regulations & companies will create jobs......
      Who cares what Morgan Freeman has to say about politics. He is one of my favorite actors but he is not some one I would listen to regarding politics. Talk about being out of touch with reality...this guys whole life revolves around playing make-believe.

      July 9, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  213. ORICHI ONYEACHONAM

    Obama has good thought for u.s.All bodies should come to terms with him.God bless president obama and the world.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  214. Imadv8

    So, Morgan, if half a black man can screw up the country this bad, what would a full black man do?

    July 9, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  215. Boy Howdy

    My stomach is gurgling. Must be time to take another pooh.

    July 9, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  216. Culohead

    I want a sammich!!

    July 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  217. dgd

    Anyone in the middle class who votes for romney is a complete fool as romney is doing everything he can to eliminate the middle class. Walmart low paying jobs for everyone while the rich will always be sitting pretty.

    July 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  218. irene levy

    Interesting, I remember Wanda Sykes saying just as Obama was elected, He's the first half black american president, but if he screws up he will be the first half white american president. guess the verdict is in

    July 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Joe

    Well guess the elephant in the room has been seen, thanks Morgan. Had a white man pointed out this fact he would be labeled a racist. While his race should not matter ask many black voters who voted "Obama" what he stood for that they liked. Most I asked looked puzzled and said they were glad to see a black president...so I guess his color unfortunately matters.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Fred quimby

    It was the second tgedems took hold of congress that thiscountry took a nosedive

    July 8, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Fred quimby

    Apparently Morgan missed the part of Barry's term where he had a mandate and chose to implement a healthcare bill no one wanted instead of fixing our economic situation

    July 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  222. MTO*

    Some of you really need to get a life.

    July 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  223. JC

    I agree he is milato...he is not 100% african american. As far as him ruining our country...bush did that all on his own...we have 9-11been as proof of what bush did to our country. 9bama was brought into hell and its not gooing to be fixed in days weeks or years. I agree he isn't moving as fast as he should be but face it he's going to be elected again there's no one strong enough running against him.

    July 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Ryanw

    Who cares! It's not his race that matters. It's how he serves via country!

    July 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Z

    For all of you that say Morgan Freeman is right about Obama's race, how would he have been classified in most US states as a child in the 60s? The fact is that "race" has no genetic basis since we are 99% genetically similar.... The idea of race was developed to classify people. Most African Americans have mixed ancestry with Caucasian and native Americans. The fact is Obama has been classified by this county as black his whole life based on how he looks... Don't try and take that away now to make some frivolous point. The US census just recently started tracking "mixed" and "bi-racial" individuals... Good thing now, but Obama was raised in a different time

    July 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  226. george brooks

    Freeman is right. Obama is mixed race president. He is the most effective prresident in modern history especially, when compare with the environment he has to operate under. Great depression, adversed political opposition and business community who despite their successes are willing to subordinate them to install one of theirs.

    July 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann-Belinda Honablezh

      I fully agree with your statement; thank you.

      July 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lidia

      I fully agree with you George.

      July 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiffanyl

      Great Depression? Are you kidding me? Try talking to someone who lived in the 1930s. Or through World War I or anytime there was a draft. You have no idea what you're talking about. We have it amazing compared to how it has been before.

      July 8, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Mekus MacahulL

    Whether president is black or white is irrelivant,the truth of the matter is,he has almost destroyed your country from within,give him another term and he will succeed in destroying america,he's a liar,a thief and a murderer amongst other things,do your country a favour, vote for Ron Paul,he's the only American i have seen with any common sense left,the rest of you are brainwashed..

    July 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • pi boson

      R U a writer for faux news?

      July 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Githm

      You are brainwashed. Ron Paul never had a chance. History will show that republicans have done far more damage to this country than any other group.

      July 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • zandria

      Wow hateful much? I would love to hear you cite some credible sources of information that back your claims. Otherwise, you are just spreading propaganda like the republican/tea party sheep wants you to do.

      July 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • The truth

      Right, we are the only ones that are brainwashed and you are the only enlightened one, as you sit there in your double-wide and believe Ron Paul's moronic plan to isolate this great nation from the rest of the world. The poison that really is destroying america: ignorant fools like you.

      July 9, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  228. Headman

    Morgan Freeman makes two factually correct statements and everyone trashes him. Obama has a white mom and black dad. That's a fact. Republicans have very openly said they were going to do exactly what Morgan Freeman said they're doing. That's also a fact. I'm not seeing what's so controversial about his statements.

    July 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  229. junkee

    Freeman's right. A true black president would hail from the ghetto, wear a golden grill, listen to rap all the time, and wear his trousers around his knees. Oh and let's not forget he has to speak ebonics.

    July 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • DrD

      " Freeman's right. A true black president would hail from the ghetto, wear a golden grill, listen to rap all the time, and wear his tro.users around his knees. Oh and let's not forget he has to speak ebonics."

      Freeman said nothing of the sort. He said Obama's parents were white and black, Obama being a mixed race person. The headline statement from Freeman states that Obama is not our first black president. Freeman's mixed race statement obviously points to his correct observation that both Obama's parents were not black.

      What is or are your motive(s) for painting Freeman as saying Obama isnt the first black potus because he fits your stereotypical characterization of a young gangsta complete with stereotyped love of rap, street fashion, and speaking ebonics? You really need to read and comprehend what you are reading and dispense with projecting your prejudices and pov on someone else. Morgan spoke clearly and concisly and you still somehow garbel it all up with your own insanity.

      J

      July 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • VstarGuy

      Really? Seems to me that you have a false understanding about black people!
      All black people don't speak ebonics. All black people don't like Rap. All black people do not come from the ghetto. Many leave the ghetto through education and commitment to succeed and do succeed! So my suggestion to you is, curb your opinions until you know what you're talking about!

      BTW, I'm not a black person, I have no doubt you are very curious as to what I am...
      I'm white, Italian and I think you have to gather some moss before you begin offering suggestions about race!

      You see, I've had the opportunity and the good fortune to know and worked with black people.....can you claim that? There are good and bad people in every race, the instant you generalize a race...you are wrong.....No I don't belong to the MAFIA either!

      July 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Brhino

    Holy mackerel!!!!!!!!!!

    July 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Brhino

    Morgan Freeman has lost his friggin mind. Everything out of his mouth is jibberish. He should check into the home pronto. Hey, maybe he could start a poetry slam with Joe Biden? I might tune in for that one.....

    July 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  232. rstarr

    Proof he is not black. Barack Obama courted and married an actual black woman. Furthermore, he stuck around to raise his children, both of whom were born to the same woman. So clearly he is not really black. Sure, he may look black, but seriously, marrying a black woman and having legitimate kids???- black men don't do that.

    July 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Githm

      Some people are just hateful and mean and racist. They comment just to say the ugliest thing they can think of. They are pitiful, predictable and boring.

      July 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ari

      Oh shut up you don't know nothing outside of what the media tell you. My parents been married for 35 years and all my sisters are married to the father of their children. All finished school have great careers and own their home. And they all are black.

      July 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • rstarr

      You can't use your own personal experience as a valid argument in lieu of actual data. Facts, numbers and statistics cannot be disputed. Fact: Over 70 percent of black children in the U.S. are born out of wedlock. SEVENTY PERCENT. Sad and disheartening but true. Your parents and sisters and friends of your friends or whoever else you know are in the minority. If that strikes a nerve or makes you mad, it should.

      July 9, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  233. MJ

    Oh I thought he would say, " I was the first black president" Wasnt mr Freeman our president when Deep Impact occurred ?

    July 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  234. oh weird...

    Listen, I'm not racist but let the blacks have him. I pushed the "mixed" card for a while right when he was elected and got scolded for it...probably because I was in Chicago when he was elected. All in all, I thought it was crazy that no one seemed to acknowledge the fact that he's more white than black. You wanted him in the first place so keep him. He's been a disappointment to say the least. Btw, Bill Clinton was the first black president.

    July 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  235. PTC Bernie

    When will actors realize that political statements take away from their marketability as actors?

    July 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Changing the channel

      When did he turn into such a virulent r@cist? I liked some of his acting work, but his judgment and obsession with pretending an unequivocally lousy chief executive isn't as bad as he obviously is is getting tiresome quickly.

      July 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  236. PAUL

    Whether president is black or white is irrelivant, the truth of the matter is, he has almost destroyed your country from within, give him another term and he will succeed in destroying america, hes a liar, a thief and a murderer amongst other things, do your country a favour, vote for ron paul hes the only american ive seen with any common sense left, the rest of you are brainwashed.

    July 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  237. jlennon

    Morgan Freeman's point is very valid. Obama was indeed raised by white people, the most influential of course being his mother. His white grandparents and Asian stepfather also played major roles in his life growing up. This is not a racist statementn it is a fact. Many black people fiercely claim him "their" president, but black people had nothing at all to do with his growth and development, not even his trifling black father, who left him when he was a baby (typical). I'll be convinced when an actual black parent raises a child who then becomes president. Until then black people should really fall back with all of the "my president" nonsense. That's pure foolishness. Btw, I am black.

    July 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • lili

      well said!

      July 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Githm

      You're not black. You're a shallow, simple minded fraud with limited experience.

      July 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • jlennon

      I love when a personal insult is the reply, usually it means what was said hit home. Even if I weren't black, what I said is still true. Facts are facts. The main people who shaped Obama's early life were NOT black. He only met his absentee father once, and by then he was already a teenager. These are facts the president made clear in both of his books.

      July 9, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • morfiliwr

      Daaaaamn. Smackdown.

      You've addressed just what so-called 'color-blind', and even all-out racists, continue to deny. Even Obama himself, for some inexplicable reason, denies and rejects half his heritage...and likely with everyone's 'approval'. It doesn't matter so much who raised him – he is still biracial regardless. It still bewilders me that he, of all people, will still buy into the 'one-drop' rule.

      July 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Mfr

    CNN should call him a white black in the same way they call Zimmerman a white Hispanic.

    July 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • desoto

      Who listens to CNN anyway? The reason conservatives won't support Obama is simply they don't believe in his brand of liberal philosophy. Conservatives believe you should have to work for a living, not live off the efforts of others.

      July 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • the right and wrong party

      Exactly... CNN and every other news network only use the race card when it benefits their agendas.

      July 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Sherlie

    FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT!

    July 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Mark Silvers

    I disagree about the statement that President Obama isn't "black" but of mixed race. But I won't debate that here.

    I wanted to say that I 100% agree that the Republicans have done everything possible to thwart this President. These Republicans (the party of old white men) will do and say anything to get President Obama out of office.

    July 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • racegirl1

      I agree about the white men part and Morgan if you have the tiniest bit of black DNA you are black. NO ONE not even you can say you are completely black. We have so many different DNA few are all black. I will take the President as he is black on the outside and for ALL the people on the inside.

      July 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura D.

      What's there to argue? If he was just a regular guy with a white parent and a black parent, he'd be considered mixed. But since he's the president, suddenly he's completely black? I'm sorry but just because someone is in a position of power doesn't negate the fact that he is what he is. I do not see anything derogatory in what Freeman said at all, he spoke common sense.

      So, no, Obama isn't the first black president. He is the first mixed president.

      July 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  241. mike

    Why do we give a rats ass if he's black or white? Why are still focusing on color? Is he good president or not? That's what I care about.

    July 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  242. zmp

    True. He is a true African-American given his dad was African and his mom, American. Most African-Americans, as we call them, have mixes of white in their heritage, but not many have a fully white parent. He was raised by a white parent and his white grandparents. He is not of slave-heritage. Perhaps this is something that helped him believe it was possible to be a president of color. I hope color is no longer an issue. I hope other races will consider running. And GENDERS other than male. Female, trans... and whatever else comes along!

    July 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  243. ajewole iyiola

    barrak obama has come to stay as in d 2nd term,4 real

    July 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Snowmen29

    Anyone that can read,hear it see no matter white or black, republican or democrat just look at the facts. Most of the prominent republicans from day 1 of Pres. Obama presidency has said all they want to do is keep him from another term! That mean sabotage his any of his policies, never work with him n keep attacking him publicly. It's their own words. They didn't want him to accomplish anything. Were Americans first n foremost! It's treasoness what republicans have been doing to the President of the United States. Their arrogance,bitterness,anger will catch up to them soon!

    July 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • liz

      I agree. Unfortunately, so many people in this country have blinders on. they didn't get their quick fix to the country's problems and blame him. He is not the problem. He would have done very well if the other side did their jobs and did what is right for the country as our president wants to do.

      July 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin richard

      Barracks policies have failed due to his lack of any reasonable plan. He barks oit lies, and orders for congress to make things happen. He had a majority democratic congress and still got nothing done except give out billions of our tax dollars for his failed programs. Dems blame repubs, repubs blame dems...all on the name of power and control.

      July 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  245. GOP

    Well his daddy did leave him and his momma......... that's not unusual..... I wonder if he paid child support?

    Everything he is and has become is certainly because of his white mom.... I don't think anyone can argue that.

    July 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Getagrip

      Am I the only person who realizes his mom left him TOO? It was his grandparents who reared him, and he comments on it ALL the time. Geez, people, do your research. I'll be voting for him again for various reasons... namely... he's directly AND positively (I might add) helped my family THRICE! He helped Bethlehem Steel workers when Dubya signed their lives away and caused three states to declare states of emergency; in so doing, he protected my dad's pension that he worked swing shift for as a steelworker for thirty years, AND my dad's pension returned to where it was supposed to be a year or so ago, plus he's increased the accessibility for veterans with PTSD to treatment (that's my former soldier-hubby, btw). And don't get me started on the positive signature on the student loan thing for my daughter. ;)

      July 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Junior

    I heard Andy Griffith was a black man. I must go take a massive dump now.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Name*steve gehrke

    Good point

    July 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Naqeeb Rana

    Does it really matter if a president is white or black or any other race? Focus should be growth future and well being of the public.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  249. David w/ the duck feet Donkey!

    In other news! Can we just bury the race issue for five mintues in this country!

    July 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snowmen29

      Sorry but that isn't where we at in this country! If it was they wouldn't ask the sitting president for proof of his Birth certificate! They never ask any white president for his! It's not just because he's a democrat he's being attacked so much, its because he's a black man too.

      July 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Independant

    Blame the republicans? Let me remind you all, Obama had the house and senate during his first 2 years as president,
    the republicans couldn't have stopped anything, the democrats could have passed anything. And they passed that money laundering stimulus package. Stop being sheep! They could have passed immigration reform then, but did they? nooo. Gov't wants to perpetuate problems so they keep themselves "needed". stop being fooled, wake up. They are all in cahoots.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • yea

      Blah blah stfu!

      July 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      I wonder if we can call Morgan Freeman a racist now. Many people have been saying all along that Obama is bi-racial, which is factually, genetically, legally is, yet if anyone said that they were deemed a racist.

      And yup, you are indeed correct. From 2007-2011 Congress was OWNED and Controlled by a Democrat party majority. However, what most people fail to realize constantly is the fact every opposing party will say the same about the party in the White House. It is no different. The left hated Bush before he even took office, and hated him still and worked hard to get him removed as well. Morgan Freeman is just being a racist liberal loon here.

      What is even more ridiculous Mitch McConnell made that infamous remark in 2010, October, when the midterm elections were revving up before November. It was not said at the beginning of Obama's term in office, but it is often misquoted to be at that time point.

      Man people are becoming increasingly ignorant these days.

      July 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry

      The way the senate plays now, you need a super majority of 60 senators to get anything done. A simple majority will not suffice. Obama did have that in his first two years and was the first president in over one hundred years to get meaningful healthcare reform passed.

      July 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Githm

      If they had chosen to tackle illegal immigration first, republicans would have attacked him for it and said he should've provided more stimulus money that Bush had started. Republicans are twisted.

      July 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Wade Spaulding

    99% of African Americans are mixed. This is why they look different than most black Africans. This is stupid.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph

      I totally agree....if you think about, Obama is Blacker than a lot of "African Americans"....his father was 100% Black/African and his mother was mostly white....so Morgan Freeman is making a stupid point.

      July 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Remember this

    The republicans are the ones who say no to everything Obama puts out there for us. They said, publicly, they will not agree to anything to make Obama look bad and make sure he's a one term president. Blame the republicans for ALL that is bad in the world! Ya'll are a group of morons!

    July 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Gee from 2007-2011 Congress was Democrat owned.

      Republicans are simply trying to keep checks and balances. Can't blame them.

      July 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • republicans are shamefully racists

      Don't forget how many Democrat senators either retired or decided not to run again (with a look of disgust when referring to President Obama.) He really didn't all the Democrat senate behind him.

      July 9, 2012 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  253. Canadian

    The world sucks that we have to continuously make an issue of the colour of ones skin. Really know the hell cares what colour Obama is. Black, white, 50/50, 25/75, 75/25, who gives a #*)!. US is so wrapped up in colour barriers and conversations it is borderline idiotic. Think of where the US, and for that matter the world would be if your took all that energy and put it to something productive. So sick or reading articles that are nothing but discussions regarding the colour of skin.

    July 8, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Where would the U.S be? You say that as if the U.S isn't the world power. We may be a little racist but we have accomplished 100Xs more than countries likes Canada

      July 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frida

      Morgan Freeman has the courage to speak the EXACT truth-not just what the population at large wants to hear.

      July 9, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  254. Sarah

    It really sad that in America in 2012 anyone including Morgan Freeman cares about our Presidents Race, Nationality, Country of origan. We are all American and more importantly Human. So look past the superfical and let our President do his job. He could be 1/2 Coker Spaniel for all I care I'll never vote for Mitt Romney!

    July 8, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Arcon

      Of course you wont, vote for the lame
      Duck president who sat in office 4 years and passed health care reform that may collapse what's left of our feeble economy. Start logging on CNN money instead of
      Worrying about what Morgan freeman says. Then come back once
      You realize what's going on.

      July 8, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      No Lame is the word I would use for Mitt Romneys politcal agenda. Four years isn't hardly long enough to right the economic wrongs that took Bush eight years to make. I was only speaking to Morgan Freeman's comments on skin color strange how you want to make them something more. Maybe you should spend more time in CNN money instead of harassing people about two unrealted topics. I was speaking his comments about RACE not HEALTH CARE REFORM! Good luck if Romney is elected that's all I have to say.

      July 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  255. franklin young. austin tx

    Can't argue with that he has been mistreated whites never gave him a chance the other side just hasbee him from the beginning. Sayin whut he does not know when every body who comes in get brought up to speed just like black some times whites can b mean real mean.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  256. ready

    If you think he's the worst president in history then you need to be banned from voting until you read a history book. And most socialist?FDR anyone? Proof of your trailer park education and the fact you stopped caring before grade 10. Wonder why people call you uneducated hillbillies? This is why. An obvious lack of intelligence with comments like that.that

    July 8, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • yawn

      Agree with Morgan on race completely. But the rest is bunk. Nobody cooperates in DC regardless of race – its simply the negative, combative, get-nothing-achieved mentality same as any republican pres has experienced.

      July 8, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Arcon

      Fdr was termed in the middle
      Of a Depression when he created the programs he did. Taken out of context by misunderstanding one may describe him as a socialist. You use your slightly more than trailer park education to attack him and you know just as little.

      July 8, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Yeah and Obama and FDR's brands of socialism are NOT helping the country.

      What is your point?

      July 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  257. J Nyce

    He did come off like he was dissing the bro but I c his point . If u grow up n a certain region surrounded by a certain culture how can u naturally think & feel a certain way ,no matter the texture of ur hair .We're gona c the real Obama this term tho .

    July 8, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  258. Name*ssferguson

    No Freemon ...you think just like them all. Have you noticed how he has caused division. Watch his actions in the next 3 months . He will blattonly outwardly cause violence and hate towards and in our country. He is not a dictator. That is what his mindset is.
    So sorry you feel like this.
    Don't use your acting status in politics.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  259. Name*tommy

    Morgan is a complete racist,a disgrace to black people who never know d diffrent between mother nd father,s role

    July 8, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  260. bobinohio

    Morgan Freeman just misspoke when he said this. He is indeed our first black president. He is not the first 100% black african president would be accurate. Being black does not mean your from Africa. In fact there are seperate black people all over the world. In east india, aboriginals in australia, south asia, and now a new mixed black race in america. Here is a secret not alot of people know, of the black that came to america during the slave rush, they almost all have white blood in them to some extent. At least we couldnt find any in our research both dna and ancestry checks that didnt.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Moishe

      Read the third paragraph again. Again is an assumption you read it the first time.

      July 8, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      1) Obama is BI-RACIAL.

      2) Black people in the US either want to be called black, or African American. The latter making no sense, unless they are actually born in Africa and came to the US later in life.

      3) Morgan Freeman did not misspeak, he is just being a git.

      July 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Ruth A Mayer-Farella

    Hello! I don't don't know what going on, who care about it. Must read the Bible book, may had found the answer it. I will talk to Jesus Christ (God) and I am pray every day.Smile. Amen.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  262. bnquail

    Everyone walking the earth today can trace their dna back to the same tribe in Africa 50,000 years ago.

    July 8, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  263. Polertgiest

    Black was never a specific race, it was a broad generalization based on color. Nobodies pure anything, race as defined in America based on looks, no one any scientific standard. Which is why we have silly arguments over whether or not Obama is black or not.

    July 8, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      So I guess with your reasoning, white is not a specific race. LOL.

      Keep making excuses, come on.

      July 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  264. pleiku10

    Dissed, by a real BRO!!!!! Too funny!

    July 8, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  265. Godfrey Grey

    Is Morgan Freeman even reading this bliggity blog? If so, why you gotta be so scientific and whatnot? Personally, I'd rather be playing golf, buti have to wait for my driver, Mr. Martinez, to pick my hynie up.

    July 8, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  266. Jack

    No matter what color he is, Obama is easily the least effective, most socialist, WORST president in history.

    July 8, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  267. rayray

    I can't listen to anyone that marries his GRANDDAUGHTER!

    July 8, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Godfrey Grey

      rayray: are you from Rockaway? I know a Rayray from Rockaway. Let me know. My name is Godfrey Grey, and I'm Audi 5 thiggity, y'all!

      July 8, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  268. Recon

    All I get to say this the devil u know is always better than the saint you don't know

    July 8, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  269. Godfrey Grey

    I don't like Baracko. He seems to be too much like that other president we once had.

    July 8, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  270. Rick

    Thank you Morgan. The Republicans are willing to sacrifice the good of the people out of ignorance.

    July 8, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  271. derek

    George Jefferson would say he's the first Zebra President...

    July 8, 2012 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  272. bezerkur

    There was no way any President could completly turn our country around after the Bush Admin. Bush surrounded himself with complete idiots, example Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney. Yes we were attacked and losing the WTC was a damaging blow to our economy not to mention the mortgage loan fallout from freddie and fannie. The war was mismanaged and mishandled. The focus shifted to Saddam and Iraq which was a government that Reagan and Rumsfeld help usher in which turned into a debacle.A embarrassment that needed erased and 911 was used to justify the removal. 'Mission Accomplished'. As far as the race goes Morgan is right. For I am a proud European-American.

    July 8, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  273. shaun

    I think that obama has all the right ideas he just does not know how to make them work and hes the goverments puppet just like bush was the goverment tell the president wat to say and do sure the president has some power but the goverment is still in majority control

    July 8, 2012 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • jayman2

      Obama does know how to get things done, but he doesn't have the support of the government behind him. There's only SO much he can do alone. Everyone knows that the Republicans said from day 1 that they were going to do everything possible to ensure that he was a 1 term president. That just goes to show you how blinded with hate they are. They're willing to bite off their own nose just to spite their face. Don't they realize that if our president fails, the country fails? When Obama took office, he didn't fully understand the extent to which the GWB administration had messed up this country. We all better pray that Obama gets re-elected and can get the support he needs to get things done. If that other guy wins...God help us all!

      July 8, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  274. ed oneal

    One People.One Nation.One Destiny and Justice for all Mankind.

    July 8, 2012 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  275. boo-hoo

    shut-up Morgan and stick to acting...

    July 8, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Moishe

      Why, did he say something against your prez? No he didn't. Did he say something against the presidents heritage? No he didn't. He spoke the truth. Albiet most of us already knew all of this. So bo-, what's the problem>? You can't possibly disagree with what Freeman says. If you do please give us your sources. The other option is.... Shut up clown. You're embarrassing your parents.

      July 8, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  276. ott

    Ppl can say what ever they want to say , but this much ????? I have to ask that freeman or freakman . Do u think obama is a human bieng ?

    July 8, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  277. traped23

    All obama is is just a good talker deceiving all

    July 8, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  278. traped23

    Obama is the worse presdent ever worse than all the rest combined what a idiot

    July 8, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • fmi11s

      Talk about idiots, your're so stupid you don't even know to put an "an" before a noun beginning with a vowel.

      July 8, 2012 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
    • ottomedic51

      gee, you must have forgotten GEORGE W. BUSH and DICK chaney!!! Oh how soon ppl forget what a mess HE made of the country. 2 wars, based on all lies, helped the rich become richer, loss of thousands jobs, etc. Everything W. has ever touched has failed. Rangers, oil company, hell, he couldn't even serve in the military correctly. Funny how most of his "military records" have been misplaced..guess that way no one could see what an a$$ he really was/is. I would take 2 Pres. Obama before I would ever vote for any person from the BUSH family and I live in Texas. Bush is the biggest mistake that has ever came out of Texas!! Do you really think Romney is THE best choice or is it because he's the only one dumb enough to try for President? If Romney has all these GREAT plans to help us, why hasn't he given that information to his party so they could get things done now, not 2 yrs from now...

      July 8, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Godfrey Grey

      Yeah! What a idiot you are too. Damn! Godfrey Grey told you. Happy cats stay in our way, the mashed potatoes go on all day. Just remember this, it only takes one opkapi to change a lightbulb, but it takes 59 Haagen Dasz flavors to change the world. (this was not a paid endorsement from Godfrey Grey, fatquacker extraordinaire.)

      July 8, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  279. realist

    cj i couldent have put that better

    July 8, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  280. realist

    In othe words any "informatin" aquired form fox is only partal truths baised on oppinions by uneducated people

    July 8, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  281. realist

    A cambridge (forgive me if there are spelling errors)study on people who watch cnn , fox , and people who dont watch the news at all people who waatched fox knew less about what is going on in the world than people who dont watch the news at all.

    July 8, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  282. CJ Rodriguez

    Bottom line is we are all "mutts", an interbred race of world citizens. Now more important is how although he projects working for mid-class and favoring unions, but at the same time doing everything businesses need in the US to keep a slow steady growth for the last 4 years and somewhere in between earn a Nobel, address impossible issues under other administrations such as health, education and finishing the 20 years of mid-eastern conflicts. It is very hard to handle so many issues in a short period of time, change the course of a nation and its history, but if you are racist/republican no matter what he does, you will never see the man and his doings past the color of his skin.

    July 8, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
    • the right and wrong party

      Health, education, and middle eastern conflicts are not even close to being addressed lol what are you talking about? And winning a nobel prize is great for him but thats an individual accomplishment that does nothing to help america. Anyone who says Bush or Obama are great presidents is just wearing the goggles of their parties beliefs. Both presidents are responsible for our countries current issues.

      July 8, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
    • ottomedic51

      BRAVO!!!! Finally a person with intelligence. Ppl think that a President, no matter Dem or Rep, can go into office and fix ever little/big problem caused by the last President. When our country was lead by a liar for 8 yrs, it's going to take a few yrs to unscrew all of W.'s screwups. Really ppl,!!! Romney has the answer??? Only answer he knows is how to make the rich richer and the middle class poorer. I'll take Pres. Obama any day over Romney.

      July 8, 2012 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  283. the right and wrong party

    Bush was terrible and so is obama. Government was meant to be a civil service not a career and we have to many clowns on both sides of government that are ruining this once great country. People need to stop all this stupid arguing all the time and unite to fix this mess. The government as a whole is completely dysfuntional and the president is essentially just a spokesperson for their parties agenda. Nobody cares about right or wrong anymore all people care about is money.. its pathetic.

    July 8, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  284. ajay c

    Freeman is on point. Obama id half kemyan ndand half irish

    July 8, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  285. feckneejits

    For everyone that is for Obama – "Slainte" everyone against GFYS!!!

    July 8, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  286. Jonathan19635637735596

    I'm going to vote for him again! I don't know why people are blaming President Obama for all the bad things that are happening to this country. Let's take a look when he took office he inherit a country that had being at war for 8 years, in two different fronts Iraq and afghanistan. At the end both wars turn out to be pointless, and just a waste of money!

    July 8, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • ottomedic51

      very good Jonathan..I'm with you on this one!!! I say it all the time about what Bush/Chaney did to our country but the Rep party has memory loss when it comes to his 8 yrs in office. The man had all of the information about what OBL was planning but Bush was too busy showing the country how to clear his land of dead trees. Worst of all, was all the LIES he said to get us into 2...2 WARS!! No wonder he didn't want pictures of our flag-draped coffins of our young men and women. As a Veteran myself, I feel if he saw the pictures, he'd be reminded of the lies he told so no pictures, no memory...

      July 8, 2012 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Jovas

      Jonathan19635637735596 said:

      "I'm going to vote for him again! I don't know why people are blaming President Obama for all the bad things that are happening to this country. "

      Obama voted for the NDAA, insisting on the indefinent detention of U.S. citizens that have been labeled terrorists (ie OWS protester, environmental activist, etc) be included in the bill.
      Obama voted for the TARP bailout, ensuring billions of dollars went to the pockets of wealthy banksters.
      Obama continues to fund (with tax dollars) an armed occupation of Iraq. He increases the number of troops in Afghanistan and carries out cruise missle and drone attacks on "terrorists" that have a tendancy (days later) to turn up being unarmed people unlucky enough to be in range. Noble peace prize has no meaning anymore.
      Obama's "Affordable Care Act" is in fact a wet dream for the ultra-powerful pharma and insurance companies. This bill expands their client base while forcing people to pay the artificially high premiums offered by our currently cartelized healthcare system. It was the brainchild of Romney, who has strong loyalties to the working poor (sarcasm). It also distracts Americans from making much needed real changes that would improve our healthcare system for the better.

      Sounds like Obama is just another establishment president to me.

      P.S.
      The only reason the Republican Establishment is opposed to Obama Healthcare act (though they keep it secret from the Tea Party) is because they want a bigger piece of the pork for themselves once they are voted in.

      July 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  287. P Boy

    Save on toilet paper and pooh in the shower.

    July 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  288. AlongTheWay

    Of course Mr. Morgan's correct! ;)

    July 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria C. Glatzmaier Haas

      Although I have the utmost respect for Morgan Freeman, who has done a great deal to represent the African American community very positively and professionally; he is incorrect.
      Any person of any race, creed, or color, that has one drop of African American blood in their veins is, indeed, an African American.
      It is indeed troublesome that at this late stage of a civil and humanitarian rights 'progressive' global movement; we cannot go forward and keep moving in a positive direction on race issues.
      In America, it shouldn't matter what race a President's Mama, Papa, or family descend from.
      Think about it.

      July 8, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  289. Name*Jack Republican

    Great actor but stupid person for saying that. Republicans oppose policies not people. Obama's policies are not Republican. That is the only issue that the Republicans care about.

    July 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  290. bravoicus

    I thought the very same thing for years. BO is biracial. What an opportunity he had to unite the country with his story. Yet, he choose to indentify himself as black. I could careless what he calls himself as I think he just out of his league. I think he's a poor leader. Maybe even worse than Cater...we'll see. I don't think we'll survive 4 more years of his policies. I like MF but he's wrong about the "otherside" BOs agenda was what scared enough Americans to vote in a more conservative congress. Thank God. So for you progs that blame Congress...that's just whining. BO has fundentally change the US...and not for the better. Blame Bush all you want, he owns this freakin mess

    July 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Espnceo

    If a mixed president has been this bad... May we never have a fully black president

    July 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlotte

      Wow, have you been a dumhead all your life or did you have to work really hard to get that way? In the first place, Obama has been a far better president than either of the Bushes was and in fact he's probably one of the best we've had in about fifty years. Second, if you're such a complete moron that you think race has anything to do with capability then it's YOU who are inferior, not anyone who is part or wholly black.

      July 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Dennis Daniels

    Believe Morgan has it about right.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Caps

    Thank you Mr. Freeman; I feel the same way because I am mixed as well.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candice

      We are all mixed!
      Prove that all of the African American community does not have a drop of white, asian, native blood.
      The only place where there might be a full blooded black person is in |Africa-and that also is debatable.
      Morgan is just raising crap to take away from his marriage to his grand-daughter.

      July 8, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  294. PRCV

    Mr. Freeman's logic is sound and by that same logic Tiger Woods is not the first Black American to win a golf major championship. But Mr. Woods, unlike the President, when asked about being the first Black to win a major stated firmly that he has Thai ancestry as well... No such acknowledgement from Mr. Obama regarding his dual heritage, no unifying words from the bringer of a post racial America.
    We are but fools, genetically our differences are insignificant, we are taught racism , what a waste.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Snowmen29

    Listen people race in this country always plays a part! N who doesn't see it or want to see it is ignorant. Can't fix a problem til u acknowledge a problem! It's a shame a country is being held hostage because of a few bitter,old,men that mad a black man was president before they were! N we want patriotism from all? Republicans have been borderline treasoness with their purposely tanking the economy to make the president look bad! Treasoness!

    July 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Bosoxgirl

    Mr. Freeman just spoke the truth. Obama didn't want his race to be an issue, so y r you all trying to make a big deal out of his remarks? This country is made up of all cultures, to have one ethnic group per month, would take years and in the end, separating all per month by ethniticity only segregates us further, thus defeating the idea of a melting pot. I applaud Mr. Freeman for speaking the TRUTH, albeit, a bit convene kent for some...

    July 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  297. pamela williams

    I feel that mixed/bi/multi-racial people have the right to identify as they wish. I know that I would want my daughter to embrace all her cultures ...but I get that it isn't my decision. As long as it is hers and not societies, I will be fine with her choice. I also know that I look at this from an entirely different slant that what my husband,, as a black man does. Not that he has a problem with her identifying with bi/multi/racial/cultural but what "being black" means to him is very different than what "being white" means to me. It isn't the one drop rule, but a pride in the community/history that was hard earned that he doesn't want swept under the rug.

    I respect the President's decision, either way.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clemson

      It's all about skin color, hair texture....basically appearance. If Obama had long straight hair, a long pointed nose and very light skin and thin lips, it would be difficult for him to totally embrace his African side...... he probably would have married a white woman. On the other hand..if his skin was as dark as his dad's, he probably would not have been elected at all. It's not just race, it's race and appearance. I also believe his wife's dark complexion plays a role in how he is perceived by white people. It's not race along................

      July 7, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  298. michael

    Bush policies destroyed this country.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  299. David

    As long as we hold to these kind of destictions none of us will be free of racisim and all of it's traps. Boo Mr. Freeman for adding to what divides us. President Obama is half black and half white, so what? Christians believe humanity sprang from two people, Adam and Eve. Then some of their off spring adapted to more sun with dark skin and those in less sunny climates got fair skin. Some times they fall in love for reasons other than skin color, again so what? A Black Man and a White Women had a Child who grew up to be President of the United States of America. That should not be a BFD! Shame on all of us that it is. But I think I will Judge him, and cast my single vote based on his performance asPOTUS not on the shade of the outer layer of his skin for Christ's sake.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Nguyen

    I am not voting for Obama because of his policies and not his race.
    http://wp.me/p28mLX-jZ

    July 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canuck4President

      Vote in a Canadian....we will get the job done. I say that in these difficult times, with your poor government in a state of analysis paralysis, your political system could use a makeover. I promise, if you let me run for your president, I will rule my American subjects with compassion, justice, and the rule of law....not to mention that I will continue to pump you all of our Canadian oil.....we have loads of it.....what a great idea eh!

      July 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • clemson

      How would you prove that. ...No outrage from George Bush's decision to fight 2 unnecessary wars with thousands of casualties and billions of dollars spent...and you believe Romney is the answer (I hope not)

      July 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Danny

    I agree, he has had a HUGE effect............for the worse and it will take years if not decades to steer this once great nation back on course.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canuck4President

      allow me to run as your president and I promise I will fix your broken political system. I will also promise to keep the oil flowing....pipes full....lots and lots of oil for my poor American subjects. Not a bad idea eh!......vote me in and I'll do what I say, promise.

      July 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Oz

    This is the same guy who disagreed with the notion of having a black history month. Does anyone even pay Morgan Freeman any attention nowadays?

    July 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Charlie

    Morgan, you're a great actor.

    Stick with that.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  304. justiz guitar*

    Frankly, we of the other part could care less abou t his color. It is his give away programs we dislike.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  305. tia

    Why does it really matter? I mean he's pretty much a black person. Why does it matter what freeman says? People need to get lives. Freeman i thought you were an actor not a critic.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Rogue351

    I agree with freeman 100%. The GOP will do anything to get back into the office of the president rather it is the right for America or not. Running on the idea that big insurance companies provide better medical coverage desisions is disgusting

    July 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  307. kindly Old person

    Morgan Freeman is right. He has never played the roll of God as a white person. Give him breathing space and we might yet be treated to such a performance.

    July 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Luke Skywalker

    Morgan Freeman was the first Black President. Didn't you see Deep Impact?

    July 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  309. mj

    Were supposed to care what freeman has to say???

    July 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Lula Beattle

    Well said, Morgan Freeman. Amen, Amen, and Amen!

    July 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Snowmen29

    Yes sir Mr. Freeman. Most of Republican party is on record back in 2008 saying they will do whatever it took to get him out of office. A newly sitting American President! Wow! And we talk about patriotism? They never game him a chance. Some say he ain't our president, but Bush was? Wars n deficits from bush but affordable healthcare for all,saved banking,car n housing industry's,ended costly wars,killed osama bin laden,saved millions of Americans 401k n retirements n that's not enough! Guess being black can't be fixed?

    July 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Adheeb MaHut

    Most Amerrican blacks do have white folks in their background because of the abuse of slave holder prior to the Civil War. In Mr. Obama's case, his father was from Kenya, so he actually has a very different heritage from American blacks.

    In Mr Freeman's case, sounds like it's time to relocate to some country in Africa. There they have REAL black presidents and the countries are far better off because of it.

    July 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Dyelawn

    The entire article reads in my mind with morgan freemans voice

    July 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  314. dee

    Non sense.black is the most dominant gene.if any race mix with black the baby gonna come out black.its No such thing of a mixed race.if that's the case we all mixed.point blank.whatever race that mix with a person that have black skin gonna have a black baby.obama is considered black.

    July 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adheeb MaHut

      It's interesting that people for whom this issue is most important, are the same individuals that call the rest of us, racists. Mr. Freeman's remarks, if stated by a white man would be considered racist but since Mr. Freeman is black, Freeman gets a free pass.

      July 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • kasey

      Wow, you really aren't very intelligent, are you? And you're a racist.

      July 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bx11

      Yes!

      July 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Name*Lou

    I thought Bill Clinton was Americas first black president.

    July 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Robert

    I think him playing the role of God has thwart his mind that he really thinks his opinions are valid. I agree that one cannot experience the whole black experience with having a white mother and being raised without other black siblings; but that's life. Who you are whether black or white, doesn't matter; you will experience discrimination. Even whites think blonde hair is more superior and blue eyes. He may not have experienced all the factors of dealing with a mother who came home from work fired for no reason, or a grandfather who could tell him stories of seeing a loved one burned or hanged; but I believe he has read about it and has taken it in consideration for the sufferings that blacks have experienced in this country. It would be unthinkable for a white man to pretend to be black and have no empathy for the black man and will not attempt to flex a little muscle to even things up. I agree that his education maybe a desire more to "be like whites" rather than to deal with the struggles of the average black man. Education is a rip off now, costing too much and students getting a debt equal to purchasing a home when they graduate with limited jobs out there. They need to stop promoting education and see what the employers need since they are the ones who will be hiring. I guess if I were an employer, I wouldn't say anything, soon I'd be able to hire someone with a master's degree to flip a burger!

    July 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Huh who cares?

    Who gives a hoot what morgan thinks anyway? Only thing he has done lately is being on those great batman films. After that he will have to go back to those stoopid okra wimpy type films. Talking about stereotyping someone. He will most likely be on one of tyler fairys films . hahahahahahahaha

    July 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  318. No Kidding

    Finally someone publically addresses this. We had the first mixed Miss America win 5 or so years ago and it was a huge deal because she was mixed. No different with Obama but funny how its a double standard.

    July 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Guapo

    He had a supermajority for two straight years and got EVERYTHING he wanted and STILL FAILED....

    It's NOT the GOP. It's his FAILED ideas...

    July 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmm

      Guapo,
      you're right genius, he wasn't loosing 750,000 jobs a MONTH when he took office. he didn't have to save the Auto Industry. He didn't have to stop the free fall of the whole economy. People like you are so blinded with political party and pure hate, you don't even take a second to ask what is good for the COUNTRY that your children going to inherit. Whenever i hear small minded people like who use their brain ONLY to grow hair I ask "why would Obama even want to be President" with knuckleheads like you. If you are a patient would you care who administer the cure? i hope you won't so why so much resistance against this president when it's not a rocket science to tell that he care so much about this country and wanted to good by the people instead of the rich. you're probably on welfare yet you fight for the rich to rob you more. ironic, if not idiotic.

      July 7, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • kamana

      Obama's biggest blunder occurred when he refused to go after Dick Cheney and his mutt, George W. Bush. Had he done that he would have had the Gangsters Of Politics (GOP) tied up in knots trying to cover up for those two jerks and they would not have had the time to bully Obama around. By the way, I was a Hillary man and didn't vote for 'bama because I knew that that loser was going to make that hugh mistake!

      July 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  320. howardkiriamamicah

    well, this is way right to some extent...

    July 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Eddie B

    Their is no bipartisanship when the other party says they want you to fail and do everything to do that including hurting this country. Why can't people see this? They vote against anything Barack approves.

    July 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  322. lsmith

    As noted by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, Bill Clinton was America's first black president. Don't believe me? Do a google search of "bill clinton first black president".

    July 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guapo

      The Nobel prize means nothing anymore since they handed it to Obummer for doing absolutely nothing.

      July 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shonuff

      Bill Clinton was the first black president,Barack Obama is the first African American President. Obama got Osama,now deal with it.

      July 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Ignorant Much?

    I get a kick out of all the people who accuse the Republicans of obstructing Obama's agenda.

    He had a supermajority in the House AND Senate the first two years of his term. He could have passed anything he wanted and all the GOP could have done was complain. He CHOSE to wait until there would be a fight, so that if unpopular measures failed he could blame the GOP. Look at how the Dems got crucified in the 2010 elections. He knew if he got them to rubberstamp his entire agenda, that he would lose the House and Senate in 2010. Now he wants to blame the GOP for stopping him. He's too slick for his own good and anyone with two brain cells can see how manipulative he is.

    July 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Your name reveals your state of mind - and it's not an enviable one.
      Fact: The connies used every obstructive tactic available to the minority to slow down and in many cases completely derail our President's agendas. When the connies got the majority of the house by fooling that high percentage of people they cultivate, who can be fooled anytime to vote against their own self interests, they have done their best to obstruct everything our President has tried to do.
      The choice is simple - if you like being a slave to the rich, who under Bush 2 became much richer, please vote for the connies, they will make certain the middle class is eviscerated and the rich get richer still. On the other hand if you believe in level playing fields and that the 1% should pay the taxes Clinton used to get us a surplus (which bush squandered) and don't want the cuts to education, student aid, health care and infrastructure repair then vote for our President.
      I am not against the rich who make it though bold initiatives and sacrifice, but I am against the rich like the Coke Brothers and Mr. Romney who either inherited their money and have no working knowledge of life and should NEVER be allowed to influence anything, or who like Romney made their money by dismantling U.S. firms and shipping their jobs overseas. So William Buffet, Ted Turner, and other like them are my kind of folks even though they have mountains of money. The others are not worth the dust off your shoes and should be treated as such and always kept at arm’s length.

      July 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Completely Blind?

      "Ignorant Much," you are definitely ignorant and completely blind if you think that Republicans have done anything other than be willfully and recklessly obstructive. They have done nothing more than disrespect the Presidency of the United States through their disloyal and embarassingly unAmerican behavior by constantly stating in public that their "single most important" goal is to "defeat Obama." Obama walked into a situation where there were two wars, fugitive terrorists on the loose, and one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression. The wars are coming to an end, the economy is improving (I just got a great job - businesses are hiring), and justice has been handed down to the vast majority of the terrorists that facilitated 9/11. I would love to see you do better in a 4 year span.

      July 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      The last supermajority held be either party was back in the 70's. The Democratic party came very close to achieving a supermajority on July 7, 2009 and again on September 25, 2009. In both instances, however, there were a total of 58 members, which was still two seats shy of a 60 member, filibuster proof supermajority. GOP roadblocks, secret holds and filibusters were used to ensure that all 58 democratic votes plus the 2 independent votes were necessary to have a 60-vote margin. So unless Independents are now considered Democrats, you're wrong.
      - Very apt name, by the way.

      July 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Journey

    The first black president was my nig%a Abraham Lincoln.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • kamana

      From the time he was a young boy til the time he realized he was making a mistake Abraham Lincoln was a rabidly pro-slaver and anti-black. He was a part of the group who eventually assissnated him and they killed him because he switched from the pro-slavery side to the anti-slavery side. Many of the blacks then and now never saw Lincoln as a friend because they were aware of what he had done to them in the past.

      July 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Michael Wade

    Miss NA! I gave u Bullet power points( really powerful points) on y we shouldn't elected Mr Rommey! I didn't get u any on our President because he's going to win by a landslide, so what's the point! U know he will win! So stop fighting a losing battle! Oh I didn't mention the last president like u ask! Ok! Now its ur turn! Give us some power points on y u think MR Rommey will win! Rule no# one, u can't mention the first two years Obama was in office! Fair is Fair! I didn't mention the last president not one time!

    July 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Steve

    People,
    Stop arguing over whether someone is or isn't a certain skin color. Go back far enough and I'm sure most people are "mixed-race." The important thing is that we're all of the same human race.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Truly!

      July 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      We are not all mixed race. That is just stupid. You are confusing "race" with "nationality". I'm sure the vast majority of racial groups (Caucasian, Asian, black/african) are in fact not mixed race at all

      July 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Q

      I don't know about that, there are some people who are just plain bananas. :)

      July 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • dee

      Everybody is mixed.the first asians was a black tribe called the batek tribe & they still the largest tribe in asia.the dark skin with slanted eyes.so ye.the pale skin european asians wesee in america & on t.v is mixed.they not the original asians.the first brittons was black.the first jews was black.so if we talking about mixed race then everybody is mixed.point black.obama is black.

      July 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Bill

    Heck, I voted for Obama in 2008 because he was half Irish and if you are half Irish or more you can't be bad considering I am 75% Irish and 25% German American. Also, I felt he was more for middle class America then John McCain and his dippy running mate and I am a Viet Nam Veteran and believe it still. So now we have Romney who believes in the Occult, flip flops on more issues then any poloitician than I can remember back and I am older then he is. He will say anything to get elected and who knows what he will do except be a yes man for the rich and screw the poor and middle class. What I would like to know is where he plans to get all the funding from to support the War Machine he talks about. The worse unemployment gets, the more people getting desperate, crime goes up, and people die in the streets.

    Obama inherited the problems from previous administrations and the congress we had for the last 2 years have accomplished nothing, but voting anything democratic on the table unless it affects their rich corporate friends. The first 2 years a national health care program was signed into law, and the last two years a republican house has done everything to change that and screwing the economy at the same time. Probably a good thing he was not 100% black American or he would be swinging on a star. Obviously the majority of white people are not racists considering they voted for him in 2008 and will do so again in 2012. Romney and the tea party must be drinking all the time or be on drugs considering they don't see life the way the majority of Americans see things. I don't blame Obama for the problems we have any more than I blamed George Bush. I blame the Congress, Senate, and Judicial Judges for all our problems. I really don't blame one party over the other. I do blame a class though and it is the Rich and corporations who bought America a long time ago.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  328. JC

    jo an, blah blah blah. Humans are a genus not a race.

    Morgan Feeman you are also mixed race just like Obama is.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Joshua

    The ONLY PROBLEM IS THATVTHE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE SHEEPLE, the are ignorant, the people who controls this country is not your corrupt politicans, IT'S THE BILDEBERGERS, google them read up on it. Iam an American soldier and Iam ashamed of this country cause Americans are gulible!!

    July 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Ed

    I personally consider our president being Asian. Culturally at least.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Fred Gonzales

    Breaking news!!! When a President gets elected, the opposition party only wants him to be around for one term (GASP!)!! Hey Morgan, and guess what, the earth is not flat either!!! I love how Democrats conveniently forget all the hatred they spread for eight years prior to Obama. Yeah, remember those eight years when, according to you, EVERYTHING that went bad anywhere was the President's fault? Remember that? Now you guys blame "Wall Street" or "Washington". Nothing is the President's fault anymore. What a bunch of hypocrites.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      I doubt the veracity of this post - Bush 2 spread nothing but hate - he lied to get us into perpetual war, or at least that was his plan - he cheated to get into office the first time at least and he was possibly the worst president in our long proud history. The connies especially hate hispanics - their actions prove this. All of us have seen that with connies, you cannot listen to what they say as it is all BS. Instead you have to watch what they do - and their actions prove that any Hispanic who is for them (which is an american right of course), vote against their own sefl interest and immigration is the least of it.

      July 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Michael Wade

    @MS NA!

    Power point # 1- Off shore tax shelters in the Bahamas!
    Power point # 2- Sweden bank accounts not reported on his tax Returns!
    Power point #3- Those r federal laws that r being broken!
    Power point #4- He was CEO of a equity company that bought companies and make em solvent and then sold em for a nice profit and then said companies when out of business causing 100's of workers to lose their jobs!
    Power point #5 If he had a vote to confirm the first female Latino Supreme court Judge! He would have voted NO! Miss, I can keep going on why he should not be Elected if u want me to But frankly I'm tired of talking abt Mr Rommey! One thing that I'm sure of, he will not receive
    not one vote from the Latino community! I will give u some more power points later! Thank You for ur time!

    July 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  333. JUGGERNAUT

    I KNEW THIS ARTICLE WOULD BRING OUT THE RACIST CONSERVATIVES.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  334. Yon

    How ironic the racist card is being played and the country is so bitterly divided. Our own leader is divided within himself and who he is.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Evenel Dieujuste

    I agreed with Freeman completely. I had always thought that he [Obama] is not a black president because he is too mix. And that is the truth!

    July 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deleon

      It doesn't matter if you're mixed, it's what you look like and who you identify with the most. Some studies report around 80% of blacks in US are mixed.

      July 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  336. Cole

    The New York Times did a study to determine who is responsible for out current debt. They determined Bush 60 percent, Obama 40 percent. The difference is Bush started with a surplus and Obama didn't. Most economists have predicted it would take at least 10 years to reverse the recession handed to Obama. I personally am better off today, than 4 years ago, but am still digging out. I don't want to start with a new president that just wants to undo everything just to make it look like he is doing something. If we keep flip flopping parties we won't make progress.

    July 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yon

      That is not smart. Go to treasury dot con for the facts. We we nearly 4 trillion in debt when Clinton left office. He did not balance the budget, Treasury dot con proves that. Obama has increased the debt more then Bush did in 8 years. Them are the facts and they are indisputable since our own treasury publishes the numbers yearly.

      July 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Huge government expenses , bailouts etc is the only things that can get a huge economimh from collapsing. This was proven in great depression and a few years ago. The deficit needed to be increase to fix the damage from Bush's tax cuts and war expenses.

      July 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Gonzales

      The economy is very much Obama's fault. Under Bush, the economy was doing well until the Democrats took over congress. And take a wild guess who was part of that new Democrat majority in congress? Go ahead, I'll give you a minute. You got it, good old chosen one. You see, it is conveniently forgotten that Obama was part of the Washington establishment that brought us the economic collapse we have today. January 2009 is not the first time Obama set foot on Washington DC. Obama has been in Washington since 2005!! That's seven years, going on eight. He is very much responsible for this economy.

      July 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Angie Willis

    Thank you Mr.Freeman! Finally, someone who acknowledges this fact. I am biracial. I have a white father and a black mother. I consider myself to be as much one as I am the other. He is not black, he is white also. I love you for giving us a shout out! We exist and deserve to be recognized as an authentic race. I salute you Mr. Freeman. You are the one we've been waiting for.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • tina6001

      This is all nonsense. Most African Americans, if tested genetically, would find some "white blood" in their ancestry. Yet to look at us we would be called "Black." So, how much white blood makes you white and how much makes you black. Or should it matter? Those of you who are biracial, are you treated better if you look "White?" Or are you treated like the rest of us if you look "Black?"

      Race is still a very contentious matter in this country and we all know it. The question is, are we going to pick the best leaders for their abilities to do great things leading our country forward, or still follow the same failed mindsets of the racist radical right who benefit when we attack each other over such trivial nonsense as race and gender? Time to mentally grow, people.

      July 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Taps

    Obama has been the worst thing this country has ever experienced. Everything so far has been about race and white, working America being the evil doers. And Morgan, your Ground Zero club sucks...

    July 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  339. aaron

    This is the problem with dems. they view Obama as some sort of messianic leader so its inconcievable to them that he could do any wrong. so what ahppens when he does something wrong? its racism or personal hatred or whatever. its like in nazi germeny when every little thing that hitler got wrong was blamed on jews or communists. why is it bush was freely criticized and no one batted an eyelid but critisizing obama isnt allowed? are dems that soft and ignorant?

    July 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Na

      Having met and spoken with Bush I think most people would second guess their criticism/hatred of him if they had the chance to casually sit down with him. I have no agenda against Obama, but as a leader are you not required to rise above the squabbling and "lead"? I do not no many business owners who get to say well I'm going bankrupt cause the guy before me did a bad job... I don't think republicans have a chance this term, but I do hope Obama acts like a leader and moves us forward.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Na

      nice typo... Sorry know*

      July 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShanayNay

      Really? Your argument is based on a simile to Hitler? I'm unsure if you are crazy or just retarded.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Against Stupid People

      I say retarded! Judging from previous comments!!

      July 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canuck4President

      let me be your president....I will fix your broken electoral and government systems and processes.....let me run for president, or I will cut off the oil supply......bikes anyone.....

      July 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Name*me

    I think the morgan freeman is right,presidnet obama is half and half,he is not first black president,so morgan u right

    July 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Richard

    Excuse me Mr Freeman... The FIRST TWO years of his term, The POTUS had a SUPER MAJORITY and THEY fought him tooth and nail, not passing ONE of his initiatives..... Thats the trubble with actors turned politicians..... they rerely know the difference in truth and politics.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      And you, Richard, apparently do not know the difference between truth and politics. They are mutually exclusive terms. In other words if you believe politicians speak truthfully you are a fool.

      July 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • frankiefish

      There was no super majority! They stalled the inauguration of hillarys successor and ted kennedy was in a coma! Lieberman didnt count as a dem vote as soon as he tried to be mccains running mate...

      July 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Michael Wade

    Lol lol Who cares if the President is Mixed, Black, white or whatever! Like the lady said b4, who got us in this mess! They want u to forget abt those little incidents! I have a question for everyone! What does off shore tax shelters and bank accounts in Sweden equal to? Lol lol I will answer for u cau I can't wait! A lost election by a landslide vote! Plus what does a vote against a Latino Supreme Court Judge and to say u will repeal the Dream Act if elected and oh how many company have you bought and got em on their feet and sell em at a high profit and watch em go out of business and thousands people lost their job because of the fact u knew they wld once u took ur equal too also? A lost election by a landslide vote! I know this is a little off base people! So, all the Americans need to make sure we don't get another Bush in office! To me if ur Latinos, whites, mixed or Black! Make this election the biggest victory by a sitting President in the history of American! Make JFK, MlK,WJC and the other great leaders of our country proud!

    July 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  343. mtr300

    Sorry there morgan, but if you're half black, you're black.

    July 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Lucy Elle Lovejoy

    For us as Americans 2 sit and deny that everything is not based on race in this country is like waking up from a beautiful dream. I agree with Morgan Freeman about the Republicans trying 2 make Obama look bad bcuz we all know what they do 2 white Democrats they don't like. Republicans are a bunch of racists cowards who try 2 keep the slavery wheel churning and they elect these young faced black ppl to reel us in only 2 cast them out when they are no use 4 them anymore. Wake up America Bush was in there a total of 2 terms=10 yrs and some of ya'll really think that thats going 2 b fixed that soon. It was easy 4 Bush 2 mess up America but its hard 4 Obama 2 fix America when u have a HOUSE & SENATE AGAINST u...The way some ppl talk on this blog is like they really believe that our President is acting like the 1 on BIRTH OF A NATION & EVEN THEN HIS FACE WAS PAINTED ON

    July 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diablo135

      i thInk it's funny that Obama never even met a black guy until he was 13. On the last census, he marked black. He could have put "two or more races" or whatever the designation is. Or even white for that matter.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • huh?

      "Wake up America".....2 presidential terms is actually 8 years, not 10 years

      July 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justsomeguywho

      Lol ... Whatever ... what do Republicans do to white dems they don't like? The same thing. 2 terms equals 8 years not 10. I wasn't a fan of Bush but dems are fond of placing too much blame on him. If it is fair to say that Bush caused this mess then it is fair to blame Obama for not being the leader he needs to be to have at least made more progess on getting us out of it. When the internet bubble burst under Clintons watch and we went into recession, where were the dems saying well, clinton got us into this mess, it will take time for Bush to get us out of it. I swear the discourse in this country has gone way past reason.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canuck4President

      Vote for me, and I'll change the presidential term to 5 years, inline with the term of our prime minister. Go Canada go, we don't care about the race of our leader, only that he/she is capable and competent to lead. If your system supported, rather than destroyed, the mandate of your supreme elected leader, you would be much further ahead. Vote for me and I'll fix this as well.....campaign slogan..... Oil for everyone.... Vote for me.

      July 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Ryan

    They used the whole black thing to get elected,,,the Democratic party knew that if he portrayed himself as half white, half black, he would not have resonated as well with black people,,that is why he was portrayed as black,, and finally let's all be honest about why we elected him??becuse we all wanted to be part of history and elect and elect a man of color,,

    July 7, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  346. Advertisement Viewer

    Yes, I really want to know what "More than" Freeman thinks about politics (or anything for that matter). Stick to selling your credibility to advertising companies.

    July 7, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  347. Na

    I would truly like to see why we should re-elect Obama written in bullet points... And 1 rule, you cannot use Bush's name.

    July 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  348. givemeabreak!

    Ooohhhhh whhaaaaa!!! Nobama isn't being treated fairly so I'm just gonna complain like my friend Chris Rock did on the 4th of July...wwwhhhhaaaa!!! All you liberals do is complain because you want everything handed to you. I have news for you Morgan Freeman and all of the rest of you liberal morons in Hollywood: we're all sick of your comments. I've boycotted all your stupid movies because I can't stand the sight of any of you anymore. You ALL disgust me. Nobama exercises thug politics. Nobama is in over his head and every single move he makes is strategically placed to help him get re-elected, not for the betterment of the American people. He makes all kinds of announcements just at the right time. He is a liar. What has he done to truly help our country? He is a divider not a uniter and he enables people to sponge off us legitimate tax payers. Let's elect someone who TRULY LOVES AMERICA this time. MITT ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT!!

    July 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Miss Trixie

      What you said.

      July 7, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • JASON

      MIT for President? Oh please God NOOOOO! He cant make a decision on his own to save his ass!!

      July 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • condomalreadybrokewhenyouruncledadandmomconceivedu

      You watch way too much fox news and apparently lack the ability to go back in time and see where all the problems started; the Bush presidency. Allowing wall street to make up their own rules and break others so the rich could get richer in hopes that their wealth would trickle down to those lowest on the totem pole was a farce. Republicans main agenda is to keep themselves and their families as wealthy as possible on the backs of the Americans who actually work for a living and aren't handed down everything from past family members who did happen to strike it rich on their own. Very rare you find a republican these days who came from nothing into something as opposed to inheriting it. Things are slowly getting better under Obama, not to mention no terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Bush's fumbled presidency.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canuck4President

      We are a liberal people up here in the Great white north. Vote for me and I promise I will govern my American subjects (You), with the upmost of respect, and restraint. I will also fix your broken mess of a governmental system, and keep the oil flowing...Not a bad offer, eh! I dare you to find a better one.....

      July 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Observer

    The real reason that he's only considered a black man is simply because of the one-drop rule.

    July 7, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  350. Guest

    I dont know what to think,If hes smart and wise or if everything said in his voice just sounds so,like how everyone thinks a British accent sounds sophisticated(here anyways)
    All I know is he managed to hook up with his step granddaughter,and even though its kind of odd,I gotta say,Its also pretty awesome.
    Hopefully when Im old Ill meet a hot young chick,I just hope I dont have to marry her grandmother first

    July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  351. jeepster

    If a white man had said these comments he would be called a racist.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  352. CDJ

    Black, white, brown, olive, tanned, albino, we are humans. Color is a matter of pigmentation; why make such a big deal? Oh Lord, have mercy on us.

    July 7, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  353. Michael Wade

    @devez! I wasn't trying to reference the bible for authorities! I just used it to make a point(if I offended anyone I'm sorry)I said at one time in this world! There was only one culture with many races if anyone chooses to describe a person by the color of their skin! Please read my whole comment! And by the way, I'm color blind! I truely didn't mean to hurt anyones feelings!

    July 7, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  354. Sebastian2

    That's a surprisingly narrow point of view from such an otherwise deeply thoughtful man. Many blacks I know have more than just one race in their veins. Obama may not be 'fully black' but neither is Mr. Freeman, for that matter...

    I myself am also a mix of a few ethnicities and consider Freeman's remark to be somewhat superficial. Obama may not be '100% pure African American' but if a black person in the US goes back far enough in their lineage? They may very well find a European/caucasian or even native American ancestor in there, too....

    Besides, I prefer to think that we're all the HUMAN race. Obama's not a dolphin, so his genome is close enough to my own for me to consider him (and all other people on this planet) genetic brethren anyway....

    July 7, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Grubby Norquest

      It is not a point of view , anymore than gravity is a point of view. To say President Obama is bi-racial or mixed is a 100% acurate statement. There is no credible debate. The real question is why some folks can't accept that. And although you may personally use the same racial qualifiers that were used when slavery was practiced in the U.S., I can assure you that neither the Government , nor science and medicine,still does.

      July 7, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  355. CDJ

    Wow..............I can't believe what I am reading. Why is Obama been blamed for everything under the sun? This financial mess with all the consequences was one of the many issues that the democrats inherited from the 8 years of Bush in power. How convenient it is to "forget that" and point fingers. Republicans most remember that for every pointing finger, there are 3 fingers pointing back at them, with the thumb keeping those three fingers in place. Please, read the history books, educate yourself and analyze it all. In a nutshell, it is very easy to say, yes, I am going to do this but things do change once your see what is in the cooking pot. All the best to everyone!!!!

    July 7, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      please share some facts oh wait you don't have any just another liberal stooge. Obama has attacked the american population stop going off news and research these facts yourself. Obama promised no tax increases yet passed the affordable health care act which should be called the "unafforable tax act" the biggest single tax increas in u.s history not even based on income just a flat fee across the nation if i make $12,000/year $2,150 to a tax fee is huge! more then 10% Obama didn't stop there he said no to SOPA but yes to PIPA he said he would free the prisioners from guantanomo but said he would lock up american citizens with the National Defense Authorazation act. He admitted to his muslim friends that he is a muslim always was always will be Obama said to the Press that the most beautiful sound in the WORLD! was the islamic praise in the morning WHAT THE HELL PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!! hes not american.

      July 9, 2012 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  356. lynn

    since slavery drop of black blood your are black–power to obama and morgan freeman–stop trying to figure out race figure out hepling people get on the right track–vote obama

    July 7, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • V.P.

      lynn, great comment, I don't know why Mr Freeman made a statement about President Obama's race. The white man came up with that 1 drop of black blood bull long ago and now they must live with it. So according to them he is the 1st black president. By the way the president has never denied his heritage. Mr Freeman made some true statements about the Republicans though.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  357. realistically

    Personally, I don't care what 'color' Mr. O'bama is. I think the best thing for this country would be to disolve both "Democratic" & "Republican" parties, start this nation over again but this time elect ALL diplomates by them having to do what we (the people) have to do when we want a job. Fill out a resume, have an impartial company (paid & held accountable by us [we the people] for their accuracy) research & verify the accuracy of the resumes and the (we the people) hold a 4 stage election process to dwindle down the applicants untill the appropriate number of delegates are reached & hired. Think about it, it would totally eliminate involvement of 'special interests groups & the bribery that goes along with them; the last stage of applicants can hold national debates & be EQUALY funded for ads by "WE THE PEOPLE" so money CAN NOT BUY ELECTIONS; and ALL "WE THE PEOPLE" will then know who we are electing !!! Think about it "HONESTLY" how much do you REALLY KNOW ABOUT WHOM YOU ARE VOTING FOR ?

    July 7, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Geno

      This sounds great, resume's. We wouldn't pick an employee based on what politicians give us today. There current qualifications seem to be looks and sound bites.

      July 7, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Canuck4President

      Forget all that stuff, vote me in. I will be fair with my brothers and sisters to the south. I will govern my poor American subjects with dignity and rule of law. I will be just, and kind, and as an added bonus, I will instruct our Oil patch leaders to keep the pipe full, and the pumps running flat out....After all America needs oil and we have lots and lots of it.......say good job eh! Vote for me...eh!

      July 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  358. josh

    Well I never thought about it like that! That's ok I hope he wins and not romney

    July 7, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  359. Robert Kent

    Most blacks in the US are mixed race. Mr. Freeman himself is mixed race.

    But does it really matter? To quote another mixed race person "Can't we all just get along?"

    July 7, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  360. Elgenio Dervez

    http://truecostblog.com/2009/08/09/countries-with-universal-healthcare-by-date/

    July 7, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  361. Elgenio Dervez

    Actually Mr. Freeman just needed some publicity. Who cares what race he is !?! Only bigots white or black.
    The intransigent republican party said they would make Obama a one term president and they have done their best, our country be damned. Neither party is playing nice but the republicans are the bully of the neighborhood. The republicans should remember that ridicule is the weapon of the ignorant.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Diablo135

      you forgot about the super majority Obama had for jis first two years in office. He could have done anything he wanted with no opposition. The Libtards keep forgetting that.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elgenio Dervez

      He was very popular with everyone except the congress dominated by repubelicans who have done everything in their power to make him look bad. Including blaming him for Bush's screwups.

      July 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  362. widget

    Who cares what his race is, it is irrelavant. He, and his socialist aganda have already done so much to further divide this country. Its sadly evident just reading these posts.
    His policies, with few exceptions, have done nothing but further harm this country. Black-white/republican-democrat/liberal-conservative...we are all Americans who are being served a dish that none of us can afford, when Obama leaves the table...in November, or God forbid in 4 years, WE ALL are going to be stuck paying that bill for a long,long time. One of the first steps in creating a communist/socialist country is to create classes then divide them...looks like someone is doing a great job.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Elgenio Dervez

      Who divided the country !?! You make me laugh. The republicans have forgotten what politics is in their agenda to make him a one term president. The congress in its totality make me sick.

      July 7, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Elgenio Dervez

      Who ruined the economy? Bush. Who lied about WMDs so he could outdo daddy. Bush. Who allowed the oil companies and banks to empty our pockets. Bush. Who ran up the national debt to trillions when Clinton had a balanced budget? Bush. What party does Bush belong to ????

      July 7, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • the right and wrong party

      Bush was terrible and so is obama. Government was meant to be a civil service not a career and we have to many clowns on both sides of government that are ruining this once great country. People need to stop all this stupid arguing all the time and unite to fix this mess. The government as a whole is completely dysfuntional and the president is essentially just a spokesperson for their parties agenda. Nobody cares about right or wrong anymore all people care about is money its pathetic.

      July 8, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  363. bobcat

    NOT Firsty!

    July 7, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  364. pjc722

    I've been saying this for years that he is the first MIXED race president. I find it ridiculous that we allow people to say because his father was BLACK that trumps his mother's white-ness. Neither trumps the other and I've also said that it is this combination of RACES that the press, Obama and everyone else should be PRAISING because it shows that people of different colors may come together and create something great... A life.

    (Sorry, folks, I'm not in the camp that thinks that he is a GREAT PRESIDENT but I am in the camp that thinks a LIFE is a great GREAT ACHIEVEMENT).

    As for the Republicans fighting him on everything, I will agree there BUT I will have to disagree that it was only one sided. Democrats and, even the President himself, once they got into office had an enormous amount of EGO and PRIDE that made it just as impossible to work with the Democrats then as it is to work with Republicans today.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Republican Fanatic

      Right on brotha man...fight the power! I totally agree. Prez denies his Anglo history and accepts his African one. Tell me if that's not convenient in an election year.

      July 7, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  365. bud

    Of course, all of his lying to the public doesn't count, nor does his power grabs matter to some. It's not about race. It's much worse than that. Just look where we've been and consider where we're headed. We are a people enjoined in a nation of principles and ideals. Today, our president has is all segregated into hateful sub-groups. NOW is t0he ti0me for CHANGE! E Pluribus Unum!

    July 7, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  366. Nate

    I hope Obama has a Joe Lewis Clark rebuilding breakthrough.

    July 7, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  367. Michael Wade

    Mammay! Y do u have so much hate in ur heart? When I moved from Southwest Virginia to Atlanta, Ga, I was abuse by own race! I lost promotions and always received the smallest raises of any of my co-workers even got a 5 cent per hour raise one time! But I always for the most part work hard! I just kept on putting head down and worked harder! My own race turned against me because of( where) I was from and the( language) I spoke! But I kept saying thou will be done not mine! I bet I said that a 100 times a day or more each day! But with Gods help, I ended up retiring from this company and moving to the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico! My advice to u is get that hate out of u and run fro
    m it each time it comes! I promise u good things will happen for you!

    July 7, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  368. Thom G.

    Morgan claims Republicans are doing everything they can to thwart Obama. However Mr. Freeman himself seems to be thwarting Obama by claims Obama is not the first black president because he had a white mother seems. I don't blame Republicans. Regardless of whether Obama was white, black, and actually both, Republicans feel Obama and Democrats Pulosi and Reid have done everything in their power to spend money, create more social programs that encourage people NOT to work and then blame their problems on the past president. Now Obamacare is going to be considered a tax. Of course if you're against Obama then you're a racist. In this case, your hate black people and white people because, like Mr. Freeman points out, Obama is of mixed race. Face it, Obama represents all Democrats, and the Democrats love to spend our money, don't they?

    July 7, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Aurora Chuck

      Katherine you are the fool. Typical liberal talking points and No facts. Obama is a socialist, a big government socialist. His parents were Marxists and those are the facts look it up. You seem to forget that a Republican freed the slaves and a Republican Congress passed the civil rights act against the will of the Democrats. You libs need to learn the facts and get off the MSNBC talking points.

      July 7, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Name

      Aurora chuck says that like a fox news watcher. The network of lies.

      July 7, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  369. Tom

    It would have helped to get support from Republicans if he had not shut them out of every decision he and the Democrats had made in the first two years of his Presidency. Some how Morgan and every other Dem has forgotten about this little fact!

    July 7, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Katherine

      Obama did not "shut" anybody out, Tom. Repurlbican's primary agenda is corporate wealth and power, not the people of the United States and you are an illiterate fool if you don't realize that fact. You're an even bigger fool if you vote for them ... if you do, you're voting against yourself.

      July 7, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Name

      TY katherine, well said.

      July 7, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Diablo135

      Obama didn't have to shut anyone out. He had a supermajority in congress for the first two years of his term. He could have done anything with no opposition. Why do the libs keep blaming the GOP? They are so powerful I guess. It's ok. You voted for Obama. No biggie. Just don't make the same mistake again.

      July 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elgenio Dervez

      Diablo. You expected Obama to fix Bushe's and the repubelicans total screwup of the economy and the national debt in 2 years. You make me laugh. The repubelicans have fought him from day one.

      July 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Jason

    Morgan Freeman, don't you have an age inappropriate woman to dance and look like a fool with? Oh that's right, she's your step-granddaughter...but your tongue kissing her?

    July 7, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  371. Ansar Durrani

    I love the way you dilated on the issue and wish you a healthy, long life.

    July 7, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  372. edie

    I hate it when black folk start to slice and dice their own people. Mr. Freeman's statement is true. The President is of mixed race...and if that is the case then so am I and most black folk who walk the streets of America. Just recently I read an article where First Lady Michelle Obama's roots were traced back to her great great grandfather who was a white slave owner. They showed pictures of some of her relatives still living on the land...So as Miles Davis would say 'SO WHAT"...The President knows who he is...he knows he's a black man...and Mr. Freeman knows it too...

    Looking at the big picture of Mr. Morgan's statement makes me wonder why, FOX NEWS never bothers the President's "WHITE" side...Why don't we ever hear about the President's relatives who live in Kansas?...I'm sure they are still there. Aren't they proud of their cousin, or nephew, or whatever?...The RIGHT-WING usually just concentrates on the President's relatives from Kenya...What's up with that?...I don't think for a minute that Mr. Freeman was throwing the President under the zebra bus, I think he was trying to make a point that this bi-racial, and or black man is being disrespected by those who don't consider him legit...this man who is both black and white...and the insane thing about it all is there are not enough loud and powerful voices speaking out ...I applaud Mr. Freeman for not just sitting still and watching from his living room sofa… He is showing the signs of a true, strong, courageous MAN... BLACK MAN...Unfortunately most HIGH PROFILE BLACK PEOPLE are CELEBRITIES...A lot of them are afraid to speak out because their TALENT ISN'T BIG ENOUGH...They are afraid of being black-balled, or whatever. Thank God for people like Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock...Real brothers of the past spoke out courageously whether it be through music or rhetorically...

    But when I look at what is arguably one of the most historic eras of Black History and see black folk like Herman, Cain, and Allen West being paraded in front of the world as up-standing blacks of the Republican Party it helps me remember how far we've come and how some things will never change. Some slave owners had their favorite (darkies) they did all kinds of favors...like run out back and fetch the Massa a belly warmer for the night....The slave masters favorites were treated a little better than the rest of the slaves...all they had to do is do what they were told and do it with a smile on their face. In that sense...nothing has changed...You can always find one...

    July 7, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  373. Avg Anerican

    It's just as racist to vote for a man just because he's black as it is to not vote for him just because he's black.

    July 7, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  374. Name*Elmo Riffcan

    This is true Morgan,he has not been receiving the support he deserves or any respect from most Americans.

    July 7, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  375. Name*Tee Lattimore - Washington, DC

    All I know is that this racial divide in America has killed and is killing our relations with one another. There is no respect...there is no respect for the people my race. Even though my race of people were brought here as slaves...and treated unjustly...I like white people. Defensive! Angry and Outraged! Whether Obama is in office or not...MY RACE IS NOT GOING TO TRUST A MAJORITY RACE THAT IS UNFAIR AND IN MY OPINION ABUSIVE.

    July 7, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  376. Michael Wade

    First of all, black and white r not colors! If people wld study history a little or study the bible a little u wld know that at one time in this world, there was only one culture make up of all people ! There was no such thing as racist! Until God separate people and they spoke different languages and that's when all this racisms got started! Plus ur not born a racist, u r taught to be one! Mr Freeman is right abt one thing oh! And it happens all over the world!If a president is a republican or a Democrat and either house is a different party, nothing get done! Just like here PR! All they do is fight and nothing gets done! U know who suffers? US! And we all know what happen in the Bush administration! Chensey ran the wars and got richer and Bush make a mess of the Country! I'm not sure any man cld straighten out the mess we r in even if Obama wins another term! Which he will by a landslide! One thing I know for sure (an this is a must) we need to come together as a country) Ask yourself this? What is accomplish by hate and fighting? So please believe me, I'm not picking sides here! Just asking people to try and come together and make this a proud country again! We have nothing to lose by trying and a whole Country if we don't! My biggest wish is on Sept 11 this year! No matter where ur at and turn to a person next to you! And say (for one day we can try to get along)what can it hurt! Our pride? Too proud to do it? Please, try! I'm just a reg person just like millions of other people in this world! I'm not on my soap box or anything! But wouldn't it be nice to be at peace in our heart just for one day? Thank you! Sorry for being so long winded! JMW 120 Ave la serria box 126,San Juan, PR ,00926

    July 7, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Mammy

      It's fun to hate! And we hate YOU!

      July 7, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Teri

      Not everybody believes the stories in the Bible. As a matter of fact, most intelligent and sane people do not. I, like many other people, have reasons for not liking Obama and NONE of them have anything to do with his skin color or ethnic background. Yet, anybody that does not like him or doesn't think he's been a good president is automatically labelled as a racist.

      July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Grubby Norquest

      Ummm...Biblical History and actual natural history are two different things. Oddly enough though, they both state we all come from one source.

      July 7, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  377. ginger

    I guess Morgan would want a dna test to be sure our next dark skinned president is entirely african american? How numb.

    July 7, 2012 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Booo

      No. I think he wants to make a point to the idiots who accuse him of being racist against Caucasians. As a mixed race American, I know I'm sick of it, especially since I've had ill-informed Caucasians say the same of me. It's hard to be racist against Caucasians when you grow up with a Caucasian parent. The notion is almost silly!

      July 7, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Aurora Chuck

      Why is it that all these years since the revolution, we've only elected pasty old white guys until now. Why can't we elect a woman of any race, or one of our turbaned brothers?

      July 7, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  378. Samuel L

    I recall Nixon was a black man wasn't he? Or maybe he was Asian-it was so long ago. Now excuse me while I go defecate.

    July 7, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  379. p00p

    Why is what an actor/actress says so significant to the culture of this country? Is it because they make a lot of money to do nothing but play pretend? I think what the racist Mr. Freeman is trying to say is that the American president is not ghetto enough to his liking. Apparently a truly 'black' president is one who listens to rap music all day, wears his trousers around his knees, a golden grill in this teeth, and says pronounces the word 'ask' like 'axe', as in "lemme axe you a question." So following along the lines of this logic, if we don't have a truly 'black' president then that also means we need to search for an asian president and a latino president. The asian president will need to be able to fight in the martial arts style, eat rice all day, and have slanty eyes of course. the latino president will need to eat beans all day, say 'ese' to all the foreign diplomats we're on friendly terms with, and have siestas whenever he wants. Morgan Freeman: shut the F up.

    July 7, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Booo

      Your statements are ridiculous. I'm glad someone is making this point because I'm tired of yelling at the TV, "His mother and grandparents are white(!!!)," whenever some right wing nut calls him a racist.

      July 7, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Essie

      @p00p ~You probably look like you sound....STUPID & RIDICULOUS!! OH LOOK!–Your trailer is rolling down the street!! Get off this site!

      July 7, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Elgenio Dervez

      Actually the bible calls blacks the sons of Cain. Cain who hated and killed his brother. Why does everyone use a book of stories as an authority on everything. Only time will resolve our cultural differences caused by our own (whites) hate and ignorance.
      I don't understand why actors are considered authorities on anything other than acting. As Mick Jagger said when asked an opinion and I paraphrase " I'm just a rock and roll singer".